According to a couple different blogs, Barnes & Noble is planning to release a new Nook Tablet in the next couple weeks. The accounts vary, but according to one source the new Nook tablet will run Windows 8 , not Android found running under the current Nook Tablet. Both source agree that it’s coming this month and that it will have a 7″ screen.
Engadget is also reporting that that the new device will be designed by Robert Brunner of Ammunition Group. He’s to blame for the original Nook, and his firm is also credited with the design of the Nook Touch. Rumors also suggest a new video store for the new Nook Tablet which is intended to take advantage of a new higher resolution screen. It’s reportedly going to be something in the range of 243ppi
Eh. This bit of news falls into the “whatja expect” category. I mean, did anyone really think B&N wouldn’t release a new Nook Tablet this year? Or that it would be coming fairly soon?
It’s my guess that B&N is actually planning to announce the new Nook Tablet this week or the week immediately after. Do you recall how B&N and Amazon got into a press release war the week before last? That was what convinced me.
The event is probably going to be held at B&N’s flagship store in NYC, though that is less than definite. The Nook Glow launch wasn’t held there, I don’t think.
In any case, I likely won’t be invited. Due to Barnes & Noble’s dislike of how well I do my job, I am not likely to get an invite. Who knows, they might even take out a restraining order to keep me more than 100 meters from their stores. It couldn’t be any crazier than having a marketing director personally insult a blogger.