So it would seem that new Nook ereader that showed up on the FCC website last month is not a replacement for the Nook Glowlight 3; instead, it is a larger model.
Barnes & Noble sent out a press release on Thursday announcing the Nook Glowlight Plus, a 7.8″ ereader designed and built be Netronix. This device has not been posted to B&N’s website, so right now the press release is all I have.
(The image at right is a placeholder until the official images are posted,)
I don’t yet have all the info on the Nook Glowlight Plus, but I can tell you it is waterproof, and has 8GB of storage, a color-shifting frontlight, and also page turn buttons.
According to the FCC paperwork, it also has a headphone jack, and was tested for Wifi and Bluetooth.
“We are thrilled to bring the new NOOK GlowLight Plus to customers with our largest high-resolution E-Ink screen yet,” said Bill Wood, EVP; President, Digital at Barnes & Noble. “The waterproof, upgraded design makes reading easy, wherever you are. This new NOOK is in stores just in time for summer reading, Father’s Day, or for any book-lover that wants to experience the latest in digital reading.”
The ereader will be B&N stores on 27 May (Monday) and will be on sale on 29 May (next Nook Glowlight Plus). Retail is $199.