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Barnes & Noble announces eReader app for iPad

Barnes & Noble has confirmed plans to release its own eReader application for the iPad. The application is expected to be released as a free download “around the time” of the iPad availability and will allow users to read existing books in their Barnes & Noble digital library, including eBooks and content that customers have already downloaded to their nook eBook reader, as well as providing access to the Barnes & Noble eBookstore. [via Engadget]

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I continue to wonder how all of this will play out.  Will Apple continue to let other ebook application operate on the iPad when they have their own competing solution? Stories like this one seem to assume that ebook readers will function on the iPad, but wonder if there’s any real confirmation of that? Also would accessing the B&N ebookstore constitute an “in app purchase” and result in an extra portion going to Apple? But then maybe that’s not how “in app purchases” are defined since there seems to be other applications (eBay, Amazon) that let you shop via an application and don’t, as far as I know, have to kick back a percentage to Apple.

Posted by Rob E. in Toronto on March 11, 2010 at 4:27 PM (CST)

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