Is a new Nook coming May 24?
Barnes & Noble will be taking advantage of publishing's largest annual conference, Book Expo America -- which runs from May 24-26 in New York -- to announce a new e-reader. That much is certain, even if the bookseller isn't yet disclosing its name.
From our Technology blog:
"In a meeting with investor analysts on May 4, 2011, Barnes & Noble, Inc. ... indicated it expects to make an announcement on May 24, 2011 regarding the launch of a new eReader device," Barnes & Noble said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Barnes & Noble currently offers two versions of the Nook. The original Nook, with a screen that is mostly e-ink grayscale plus a small color section, starts at $149. The full-color Nook 2, which is slightly larger and starts at $249, more closely resembles an iPad-style tablet -- you can even play Angry Birds on it.
Exactly where Barnes & Noble might be going with a new e-reader isn't clear. Maybe something cool for kids?
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photo: A customer tries out a Nook at a Barnes & Noble in Boston in March. Credit: Bryan Snyder / Reuters