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Barnes & Noble Prepping What They Hope Will Be a Kindle-Killer

Behemoth book chain Barnes & Noble announced today that they have partnered with a company called Plastic Logic to develop an e-book reader similar to Amazon's Kindle. Although the product won't be out until sometime next year, it's not too early to start wondering which scenario this will most closely resemble: Will it be like when the BlackBerry usurped the Palm Pilot, or closer to how the Zune totally failed to dent iPod business? Our advice? They had better make sure they have a color screen. [MarketWatch]

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