Barnes & Noble working on e-reader for iPad; Will Apple say yes?

March 12, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Do you ever expect an e-reader maker to make something out of its technology for the iPad? If you haven’t yet thought of such a possibility, here is something that can give you reasons to deliberate on. Barnes & Noble is, in fact, working on a B&N e-reader for iPad application.

Though iPad-maker Apple has not yet commented on the move, we hope that Apple may not say no to competition. But then, we will have to wait to know.

The grapevine says that the B&N e-reader for the iPad is in the works and the company hopes to stay on target when the iPad gets to the mart. Barnes & Noble expects its iPad version to offer customers access to more than one million eBooks, magazines and newspapers in the B& N eBookstore, as well as the existing content in their Barnes & Noble digital library.

The B&N version of its e-book reader software would be suited for Apple’s upcoming iPad, and the confirmation has already come from the B&N stables.

Apple iPad has already begun marketing moves with a stress on the device as an electronic reading platform.

The iPad is expected to be preloading its own iBooks app onto the tablet. In such a scenario, it remains to be seen whether Apple will allow B&N to hop on to the same space with its innovation.

(Via Everything iPad)

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