Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT - U.S. Markets closed


% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. Message Board

  • popnfresh100 popnfresh100 Jul 11, 2012 5:53 PM Flag

    Nook Phone coming soon?

    Pure speculation here, but did anyone else notice that about a month before the release of the nook color, the media started spreading rumors about a "Kindle" tablet that wasn't actually developed until a year later? And that about a month before the release of the Nook Glowlight, there were reports of a "Kindle" glowlight rumors?

    Widely reported leaks don't happen unless a company wants them to- media outlets won't report on credible rumors because it could get them blacklisted for the actual product launch. And a company doesn't typically want the leaks to happen unless they are trying to tamp down command for a competitor's product.

    Now we're seeing widely reported "Kindle" phone rumors. That makes no sense for Amazon- if they wanted to make a smartphone they could have done so years ago.

    Newco, on the other hand, has an obvious reason to get into the smartphone game right now- a Windows Phone 8 license is cheaper than a Windows RT license.

22.72-0.36(-1.56%)Aug 20 4:02 PMEDT

Trending Tickers

Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.