A brief piece on PaidContent by Laura Hazard Owen today covered the Barnes & Noble Nook Development Conference at Mobile Monday London. B&N didn’t really say much about when or if the Nook would be available internationally. The company did say it had no plans to open stores outside the US, and has not confirmed the rumors that it will be partnering with Waterstones to sell the Nook in the UK. This led to some puzzlement about the event in posts on Twitter—why was B&N recruiting developers in the UK if its devices weren’t even available there?
Of course, this may well be a precursor to the devices finally becoming available there. And as Owen wrote last month, apps are B&N’s biggest area of growth for its tablet, so it’s not surprising the company might be looking for more developers. I wonder just how long it will be before the devices finally get there.