On Monday we’re going to see Barnes & Noble finally respond to the $79 (ad-supported) Kindle. According to a leaked doc, the Nook Touch is getting a price cut. It might also be getting a hardware update, but I haven’t seen anything pass through the FCC (though that could happen after the press conference).
The Nook Touch is going to cost $99, or $10 less than the retail price for the K4. That’s gotta hurt. The NT has better specs than the K4, and while I would think the old $139 price was at least break even, the new $99 price is probably a money loser.
I’m not sure yet whether the details in this doc are marketing BS or actual technical details for a new Nook. I’m waiting until Monday before I say anything for sure.
I wonder how B&N plan to respond to all the people that they sold the refurbished models to for $80? That’s not the good deal that it was yesterday.