Some wonder if the Nook can be the Kindle killer. We are betting on next year’s Apple tablet. Just a guess.
If you were interested in buying the Barnes & Noble Nook as a holiday gift, strike it off your list. The e-reader is now officially sold out through 2009, according to the B&N Web site. “The hottest holiday gift is out of stock,” a message at the top of the page reads. “Order the Nook today to be first in line for the new year.” If this sounds familiar, it’s because last year Amazon had a similar message on its site when it stock ran out of the Kindle. However, in the case of the Nook, the company hasn’t shipped a single unit yet, and it’s a little unclear what day it actually will. (We’ve yet to receive word when we’ll get our review sample). – From CNET
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.