Barnes & Noble Nook to make debut November 30?

It's not definite yet, but several tech sites are reporting that the Barnes & Noble e-book reader, Nook, could start shipping as early as November 30. A release during the biggest shopping time of the year is sure to throw the eReader market into a frenzy.

It's not definite yet, but several tech sites are reporting that the Barnes & Noble e-book reader, Nook, could start shipping as early as November 30. A release during the biggest shopping time of the year is sure to throw the eReader market into a frenzy.

PC World still thinks that we won't see one in stores or available online until December 18. But I4U (via Computer World) is reporting that there are signs with a sooner release date popping up in stores. Has anyone seen one? If the product is ready-to-go, earlier shipments would be in B&N's favor, giving customers more of a chance to purchase and ship/receive one before December 25. But with the same price as Amazon's Kindle ($260), sales could go straight down the middle.

Would an earlier release date change your purchase plans?