By Benedict Wee
After being denied the Amazon Kindle here in New Zealand and no word from their PR on why/how this happened, a glimmer of hope presents itself in the form of the US book store Barnes & Noble who are expected to introduce their own e-reader to the market soon. How soon? Most likely next tuesday as Gizmodo has received an invitation to a B&N "Major Event" in NYC on the 20th of October.
Adding to that glimmer, there is a rumor that the reader will be powered by Android, which means a color screen and app downloads from the Market, definitely a better option than Amazon's monochrome screen and a way better choice than buying a Vodafone NZ imported one.
Gizmodo - Barns & Noble "Major Event" Next Tuesday.