Need a nook for the holidays? Shoulda pre-ordered

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nook_item_added_photoHere I was thinking a major advantage of the nook, the not-yet released eReader from Barnes & Noble, was going to be the ability to try it out in their bookstores before buying. That may not be as important as I thought since one month into pre-orders, it’s already too late to expect to receive a nook in time for Christmas.

Expected ship date for pre-orders is now January 4th. Possibly they’re hedging their bets and trying to avoid any gift-giving disappointment, but having worked for a catalog and online retailer, I know this is too early to cut off Christmas buyers unless there’s good reason. Of course, we’ll probably see half those pre-sold nooks on eBay, so you prospective gift-givers aren’t out of luck yet (though you’ll undoubtedly be out more than a few additional bucks).

Via Engadget

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at]

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