New Nook Clears the FCC

Apparently I goofed when I reported yesterday that B&N hadn’t filed FCC paperwork for a new Nook model, because they actually submitted it last week (a glitch in the search function?).

The unnamed Nook bears the model number BNVR520, and it appears to be a 6″ device. I can also report that it was tested for Wifi and hs a 1.5Ah battery, but just about all other details have been concealed by B&N under the usual confidentiality request.

There’s speculation elsewhere on the web that the new Nook will launch this week, and that is very likely true given that the confidentiality period ends on 16 November.

So if we don’t know more by Friday, we will know more in a couple weeks.

Stay tuned.

(Thanks, Phil, for the tip!)

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. burger flipper1 November, 2017

    it’s both wider and taller than the current Nook, so I doubt it’s still a 6 inch reader.
    6.4 x 4.7 currently
    6.9 x 5,0 on your listing

      1. burger flipper1 November, 2017

        wow. sure does. I guess if they’re adding the buttons back, the width makes sense. but why so much space on the top and bottom?
        had my hopes up there that maybe I could get a 7 inch reader for under $150.

        I probably should just trade in my old plain kindle and PW1 and go for the oasis while Amazon is still offering the 20 dollar bonus. or stand pat for another year.

  2. burger flipper1 November, 2017
    1. Nate Hoffelder1 November, 2017

      how did you find that, may I ask?

      I always want to learn new tricks

      1. burger flipper1 November, 2017

        just pasted in the item number from your image link into the spot where the item number was on the old nook product page.

        but looks like they’ve officially updated the site now. the new nook is on their landing page

        1. Nate Hoffelder1 November, 2017

          Yep. I am working on a post.

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  4. tired1 November, 2017

    It looks like they are bringing the good ergonomic design back, page turn buttons and all, and they’ve included the comfort light design that Kobo has. Not bad, too bad I hate Nook and will never own another one again.

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