heard about this plan for a while, but we still don't really see the value in it for other companies though. The Kindle seems to have the market cornered on media-centric tablets, and most other companies make their own 7-8" tablets. Samsung has its Galaxy Tab line, Asus has the Nexus 7 and MeMo, Acer has the Iconia series, etc. It doesn't make much sense for HTC or Motorola to partner with B&N, and Sony doesn't seem interested in 7" tablets. Maybe B&N can convince others like ZTE, Huawei, or LG, but even if that does happen, why would customers be interested in the devices?We have
Barnes & Noble has said it will continue to make the black and white e-readers, but will look for partners on tablets. This seems to point to B&N focusing on improving the software side of the Nook while offering a wider range of hardware options. It's certainly possible that the plan will work out, but given that B&N has no partners lined up (at least according to the announcement), it seems very likely that this may simply be the end of the Nook tablet line.