I bet this was the last move Microsoft wanted to make, but it’s smart on the part of both parties. The local news in Microsoft country was talking up two things:

  1. That this would bring a Nook app to Windows Phones and Windows 8;
  2. That this would enable Nook to use Windows 8 as it’s backbone.

The first makes sense and Microsoft has already said that, but the second is really odd. Would BN just dump Android and head over to Windows 8? I can’t imagine they could produce the devices at a low price point without sacrificing performance even more if they used Win 8.

I bet the Nook stays with Android for the next few years at least.

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