Last week Liberty Media made a $1 billion offer to buy Barnes & Noble. Why? The Nook Store, of course. It turns out that Liberty’s chairman John Malone thinks that Android will dominate the eBook market in terms of units.
The Wall Street Journal reports: “Mr. Malone and Liberty Chief Executive Greg Maffei signaled that the potential for the Nook platform to become the e-book application of choice for consumers on all Android-based tablet devices is a key reason for the company’s bid for the ailing bookstore chain, which values Barnes & Noble at $1.02 billion.”
Tomorrow Barnes & Noble is hosting a press conference in which they are rumored to be debuting a new Nook. Perhaps we’ll see a touchscreen eInk device, similar to what Kobo announced today.