While Amazon clearly controls the e-reader space, Barnes & Noble continues to beat them to the punch on key technologies. First, it was an Android-based color tablet. Then it was the front-lit e-ink reader.

Amazon has to react, probably faster than they’d like — they’re pushing out a new Kindle not even a year after the last one was released.

Update: As Soroush Khanlou points out, B&N did the touch e-ink reader first as well.

  1. dbreunig said: Why not? Let them do the R&D, prove it works, copy, then undercut on price/selection.
  2. transpondster reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Plus, Amazon tends to put out bug-ridden devices that require a couple of months to get into tip-top shape. B&N makes...
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