Twice.com are reporting that Borders aren't planning to have the area-e departments open in most stores until September. Previously Borders had scheduled August for the grand opening. They are also planning to have the Kobo ereader in all stores by the end of July. (That may sound like a joke but it isn't.)
I stopped by my local store to take a few pictures and show you the current setup. The picture at left show 1 of 2 parts of their ereader display. You're looking at a pair of 18" wide shelf units set back to back and filled with empty retail boxes (the other side had empty Sony Reader boxes).
Okay, I know it looks like I'm beating up on them, but what kind of a company can't get their flagship product out to all their stores? They had shelves full of empty boxes, for pete's sake.
I hope I'm not the only one who sees Borders working really hard to stay in last place. The really sad part is that I'm pretty sure Borders really are invested in ereader and ebooks, and that this is the best they can do.