Intriguing speculation; see the link below for more details. Maybe Google will buy B&N and rename its e-book reader the Google Nexus Nook…
How does this impact Kindle vs Nook?
You’ve got to be exceptionally brave to put $199 into the Nook if B&N is selling itself.
Kindle 3 is the much better eReader as this Kindle 3 vs Nook post clearly spells out. Add on the fact that the company behind Nook is selling itself and suddenly the decision is a no-brainer.
The Kindle 3 suddenly goes from best eReader to ‘perhaps the only eReader guaranteed to last beyond 2011′. It’ll last a lot longer than that – However, Nook looks in danger of being killed by the new ownership and Sony Reader isn’t doing too well.
Amongst all this joy there’s also a worst case scenario for Amazon.
Will Google buy Nook and turn Kindle vs Nook into a fair fight?