Microsoft mute on Nook app's bundling with Windows 8

Integration with OS unlikely, says analyst

By , Computerworld |  Software, Microsoft, Nook

The filing also hinted at other NewCo projects. "NewCo and Microsoft would share in the revenues...from digital content purchased from NewCo...through certain Microsoft products and services that may be developed in the future and are designed to interact with the NewCo online bookstore," the submission said.

Yesterday, other analysts speculated on the chance that the joint venture will lead to Nook tablets and e-readers powered by Windows or Windows RT. Like the Kindle Fire, the Nook Tablet runs a customized version of Google's Android operating system.

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