Consumer goods analyst Austin Smith warns investors about future prospects for Barnes & Noble (NYS: BKS) and its Nook tablet. Microsoft's (NAS: MSFT) investment in Barnes & Noble and subsequent creation of subsidiary Newco may indicate hopeful prospects, but Microsoft's new Surface tablet could just as easily take away from Nook sales. With declining revenue and difficulty competing with the app foundation of Apple's (NAS: AAPL) iPad and the price of the Amazon (NAS: AMZN) Kindle, Barnes & Noble may be a company worth avoiding.
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