Barnes & Noble says, once again, that it's time for the company's retail shops and the Nook to split.
Payments under the settlement agreement will depend on the outcome of Apple's appeal of a New York court's order.
The hybrid device can be used as both smartphone and e-reader, thanks to its two screens
Barnes & Noble's revamped Nook GlowLight is an e-reader evolved to stand out in a world gone tablet crazy.
It's yet another step in Amazon's merging of the physical and digital worlds—and another ploy for platform lock-in.
The awkwardly named Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight now undercuts both Amazon and Kobo's backlit e-readers.
Concerned about Amazon.com's low pricing of ebooks, publishers had taken measures as early as 2009 such as "windowing," a practice of delaying ebook releases to benefit sales of hardcover editions, Apple said in a filing in an ebook price-fixing lawsuit.
Amazon's surprise purchase of Liquavista has prompted theories that a Kindle with a colored screen is inbound. And it might be—just not any time soon.
Sony will soon launch a flexible e-reader device that is less than 7mm thick and weighs 358 grams, targeted for use in university classrooms.