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Is a new Nook coming May 24?

May 6, 2011 | 12:49 pm

Barnes & Noble's latest regulatory filing indicates that a new Nook e-reader may be coming May 24. Or maybe it won't be a Nook. 

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?


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-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: A customer tries out a Nook at a Barnes & Noble in Boston in March. Credit: Bryan Snyder / Reuters