Barnes & Noble May Separate Nook Business as Losses Mount

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    I think they'd sell a metric ton more nook tablets if they'd unlock the bootloader and release the firmware, digital signatures, etc for community ROMing. They had seemed to be embracing the AOSP philosophy that encourages community development with the color. They abandoned that with the tablet.

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    Interesting and a completely different take on this article that says the spin off is due to the success of the Nook Color and Nook Tablet Nook sets holiday sales records, Barnes & Noble considering spinoff | The Verge. It is the Nook
    Simple Touch that missed and with the rise of tablets is it any surprise a simple e-reader lost sales?

    Overall it appears that B&N has a winning strategy in the tablet/reader business but has larger core business issues.
     
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    The way I see this is their ebook market is flying. Their "mortar and brick" stores (as I've heard elsewhere) is dying. Why not seperate the two so when the book stores close they won't loose as much, especially in the eyes of the stockholders.

    Its a big win for them. Then they'll have a business model like Amazon and deal solely online and digitally.

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    "a dynamic B&N says indicates preference for color devices"
    ^ That just proves they're idiots. It's not the color screen. It's the multimedia, guys. People want their devices to do more than just read a book.

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