Is there more to the timing of Nook and Surface deep discounting than meets the eye. Leonhard at InfoWorld thinks the two companies may have something in the works.

Perhaps B&N is clearing out stock in preparation for announcing the demise of the Nook, with Microsoft taking over B&N’s huge digital library (more than 3 million books) and rolling it into the Windows Store repertoire. Perhaps there’s a platform switch in the works, with the Android-based Nook going through a radical makeover and casting its lot with Windows. Indeed, both possibilities could occur simultaneously.

via Deep discounts on Nook tablets may have Windows tie-in | Microsoft windows – InfoWorld.