There are a lot of Nooks in the US, maybe 10 million, maybe more, no one is quite certain as the company only releases revenues, which are up at around $192m a quarter for the Nook, not unit numbers. But at an average purchase price of $200 including media, that‘s about 4 million devices a year, since in first launched. But all …
Good to see some proper Kindle competition. Now, question, why the hell did Waterstones tie up with Amazon (who threaten them with oblivion) rather than B&N? Seem weird to me.
I'm excited at the prospect of a decent Kindle competitor. The devices look fantastic - a lot classier than the Kindle Fire. I can imagine that the kind of customers B&N will get from John Lewis/Waitrose will turn out to be precisely what they're looking for - people who will keep the device for a long time rather than be obsessed with having the latest model, but far more importantly are likely to splash a lot of cash on content.
Likelihood of that lineup being available over here? I'd have to estimate it at about 2/3 of bugger all.
" It does sell a lot of content for each device it shifts"
Not for the three Nook Colors running CyanogenMod at chez Pants...