Has Borders been talking to Apple about their upcoming tablet device?
The Apple tablet rumors are going to continue for the next few weeks, at least until Apple's September event is upon us, and while no one seems to know anything official about the device, a recent screenshot from a Borders customer survey makes us wonder if the retailer knows something we don’t.
The screenshot below (courtesy of CNet) shows part of a Borders survey focused on understanding the consumer's grasp of ereaders. While it starts of with questions like, "Are you familiar with the Kindle?" The survey goes on to ask if the customer plans to buy a Kindle DX, a Sony ereader, a Plastic Logic ereader or an Apple iPAD in the next year.
Sure this could be Borders keeping its finger on the pulse and including what is considered to be a highly anticipated product in the tech world, however it could also be that the company has been speaking with Apple and is planning to sell the device in stores. Barnes and Noble last month announced a partnership with Plastic Logic and became the first ebookstore for the device. Are Borders and Apple cooking something up? Time will tell.
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[UPDATE] A CNet commenter claims the iPAD option has since been removed from the survey.