“Barnes & Noble Inc. cut the price of its Nook e-reader to $199 and unveiled a new Wi-Fi only model that costs $149, as the competition over electronic-book readers turns to a new battle front: price,” Matt Jarzemsky reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“While the Nook Wi-Fi picks up Internet signals, it lacks the cellular-network connectivity of its predecessor, the Nook 3G, whose price the company cut from $259,” Jarzemsky reports. “The nation’s largest bookstore-chain operator’s device is up against Apple Inc.’s iPad… among other e-readers and tablet computers.”
Jarzemsky reports, “The device goes on sale Monday online and will begin shipping this week.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Total Nook sales all-time exceeded by iPad in a fortnight, if it even took that long.