Recently appointed Waterstones managing director James Daunt has revealed the company is planning to launch its own ebook reader sometime around spring 2012. Inspired by Barnes & Noble’s successful Nook device the Waterstones tablet will likely be a similar Android colour device with some limited App and Game functionality and easy access to the range of Waterstones electronic titles.

Mr Daunt told BBC Radio 4:

We in Waterstone’s need to offer you a digital reader which is at least as good, and preferably substantially better, than that of our internet rival, and you will have a much better buying experience purchasing your books through us.

Source: BBC