June 27, 2013 at 07:00 AM EDT
Tablet Wars: Barnes & Noble In Retreat
Tablets are not a relatively new innovation in the tech world; Microsoft introduced the Tablet PC in 2000, but consumers remained uninterested in the computing innovation for a decade. With the release of the iPad in 2010 the true tablet wars began, with traditional software companies coming head to head with consumer-product producers looking to capture the market [see The Best Dividend ETF For Every Investment Objective]. The Nook Flop Barnes & Noble entered the market in 2009 with the Nook, a handheld E-reader that allowed consumers to carry thousands of books in one same device. While reviews of the E-reader were good, B&N was crushed early on by Amazon’s Kindle and the quick expansion the company took into tablet computing with the Kindle Fire. B&N scrambled to enter the tablet market, but the Nook tablet released in 2011 never gained consumer traction and after almost two years of poor sales [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Apple Vs. Samsung: Q&A With Scott Freeze ETFs To Play The Online Sales Tax Reform Big Oil, Commodities And Large-Cap Earnings On Tap: IYE, MOO, XLB ETF Insider: Bears At The Gates Forget Local, Buy Global: ETFs For Asia’s Best Brand
Tablets are not a relatively new innovation in the tech world; Microsoft introduced the Tablet PC in 2000, but consumers remained uninterested in the computing innovation for a decade. With the release of the iPad in 2010 the true tablet wars began, with traditional software companies coming head to head with consumer-product producers looking to capture the market [see The Best Dividend ETF For Every Investment Objective]. The Nook Flop Barnes & Noble entered the market in 2009 with the Nook, a handheld E-reader that allowed consumers to carry thousands of books in one same device. While reviews of the E-reader were good, B&N was crushed early on by Amazon’s Kindle and the quick expansion the company took into tablet computing with the Kindle Fire. B&N scrambled to enter the tablet market, but the Nook tablet released in 2011 never gained consumer traction and after almost two years of poor sales [...]

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