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Microsoft's patents being worthless, they still have piles of cash, they spend $300 Million to lure Barnes & Noble into making a "subsidiary", which basically probably means to be a Windows 8 based Tablet effort and hooks for getting E books onto the Windows ecosystem.

There again, Microsoft uses their bogus patent attacks against Android to try to force all Android device makers into also making Windows devices.
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seriously, there are now two alternatives: microsoft forces them to make win8 tablets as you state. which would basically kill the product (see the acquisition of the danger guys: ) the other alternative is to add nook software to the standard accessories of windows and thus plant the software in any tablet / pc. that would reflect the internet-explorer-killing-netscape strategy. this one could work.
Making love with Microsoft never have been satisfactory.
See: Sega.
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