New Nook incoming this spring, iPad or Kindle rival?

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After the success that the Amazon Kindle Fire had over the Christmas holidays, it appears that there is a way that tablets and eReader can coexist after all, having recently brought you news of how the eReader’s success may have had a direct effect on sales of Apple’s iPad during the same period. Today we have news of another new eReader that Apple may want to look out for as Barnes & Noble are reported to be preparing to launch their next Nook for spring time.

News that the company would be bringing out a new Nook was first reported back in November last year. They would most likely have preferred to have launched the device earlier, especially after seeing the recent success Amazon has had, but it seems spring will be the soonest we will be seeing the device. That is around the same time of year that Apple Launched their iPad 2 last year, so in keeping with that scheduling, this spring could prove to be exciting as far as tablet fans are concerned.

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While details of the new Nook are rare, it was The New York Times that was able to bring us the news that Barnes & Noble will be launching this spring, as they reported the company is currently putting the finishing touches on the next generation device. According to Cnet however the company is reluctant to reveal any more about the device so we are left speculating what it will actually be like. They also suggest in their article that the think the new Nook will be more like a regular tablet in both price and size as opposed to an eReader like the Kindle.

They also consider that it could be the opposite by being more like a low budget eReader aimed at the low-end market, although that area of the market is pretty well catered for. What do you think the new Nook will be more like, an iPad or a Kindle?