“In the wake of Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet launch, Barnes & Noble has shot back across the Amazon bow with their own vision of a 7-inch device. Yesterday saw the release of the 7-inch Nook tablet,” Mark Reschke writes for T-GAAP.
“7-inch products positioned as fully functional tablets will fail. The smaller-than-iPad designs carry cheap price points, but, for a bit less, an iPod touch can be had that fits into one’s pocket, has better battery life, and commands [far] more apps than anything in the market place,” Reschke writes. “The 7-inch market is as of yet unproven, and while old rumors point to Apple getting into the race with an iPod touch, the question is, will they?”
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