So apparently Barnes and Nobles was not satisfied with battling Amazon and the Kindle, they decided to take on Apple and the iPad. Kind of disheartening too, as I was quite pleased with the regular nook.
So really what Barnes and Noble did was add color, lose readibility, and create a 2nd tier color tablet. Hmmm…I do not like those odds against Apple. If you want to design a tablet, then design a tablet. Do not just give your eReader a color screen and expect it to compete with tablets, even running on Android.
This frustrates me because I thought B&N knew their market and would not buy into the hype of the iPad. This also scares me a little because I start to wonder if they will abandon us traditional nook users. Even though the Apple commercials do not suggest it, there are those of us out there who do not need a tablet and are perfectly satisfied with the eReader. B&N obviously misread their users, first giving us the rudimentary browser on the old version, and now this. Methinks this spells the end of regular eReaders.