Alright, here's the gist of it: BandN will be doing a special media event. Being that they sell books, it's safe to say that they are offering something about book reading. And in this day and age, it's likely about ebooks and readers.
More at Gizmodo. How will this play out given that Amazon sort of soft-launched their Kindles last week with a price drop on Kindle 2 and an international version of Kindle. Plus, Nothing doing in the DX version so hopefully, competition from BandN will for Amazon to lower their DX prices as well.
$100 lower on the DX to $389, anyone? Here's also the cool part about having an event in NY. 1, 2, or 3 Hours ahead of everyone else. So by the time we get our coffee or wake up, we would already have some hard facts about it for you. Unless you live in the EST zone.
So, doubt it's about an ereader? Also remember that Amazon bought ebook seller, Fictionwise, a bit back. And oh, Fictionwise bought eReader a bit back as well so BandN will already have a large following.
Here's what I want to see and they're simple requests:
- Try to match Amazon on ebook pricing. I said "try". Just try. I don't mind paying a bit more for it and see next point for the reason why.
- Don't try to steal books back from us. We bought it, it's ours. Let us read it on the reader, Mac or PC, and mobile devices like the iPhone and Windows Mobile. yeah, BB and Android phones as well.
- Long-ass battery life, touch input, different sizes.
Again, not unreasonable requests.