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Nook Glowlight Plus Features a 7.8″ Screen, Retails for $199

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.

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heidi steindel May 23, 2019 um 1:08 pm

I hope to god the bezel is smaller or it will be mammoth sized 🙁

Nate Hoffelder May 23, 2019 um 1:36 pm

I got an official photo from a press release site – the bezel is a little smaller, but not by much.

Frank May 23, 2019 um 2:46 pm

Another big e-reader is great.

Steve H. May 23, 2019 um 10:54 pm

Still waiting on Amazon to finally go large …everyone else has.

Nate Hoffelder May 23, 2019 um 11:59 pm

that happened back in 2009

but I think it will happen again this year, yes

Steve H. May 24, 2019 um 12:26 pm

You are correct…I actually owned a Kindle DX until it’s battery died. While today’s readers are more feature laden, I really liked a larger size option.

Brandon Hall May 24, 2019 um 8:33 am

I’m looking forward to hearing about its performance and if we can easily use other Android apps on it — after getting burned by buying a Glowlight 2, which had a nice screen but was ugh otherwise. The Likebook Mars seems to be ideal for the size and functionality, but it’s a bit more expensive.

Reader May 25, 2019 um 10:39 am

The Glowlight 3 does not allow adding sideloaded books to Collections/Shelves. This is not a bug, but a feature. While you may add a sideloaded book to a Collection/Shelf, it will not remain in the Collection/Shelf.
The Nook Simple Touch and Kindles allowed sideloaded books to be added to Collections/Shelves.
I assume that the newer Glowlight with the bigger screen will similarly not allow sideloaded books to be added to Collections/Shelves. A bigger screen and bigger storage capacity do not make up for not being able to add sideloaded books to Collections/Shelves.

Mike Cane May 25, 2019 um 7:20 pm

Huh. I’ll have to start monitoring the xda forum to see how/if it can be hacked. I’ll try to remember to go see it on Monday (maybe) — but if there’s no card slot, why did they even bother? Heh, Just amused myself. If I go to see it on Monday, maybe I can take a pic and post it to my blog from one of their own Samsung tablets. Ha! Hmph, AFAIK, there’s just one walking-distance B&N that still carries Nook. And really, that’s a bit of a damn hike.

Mike Cane May 27, 2019 um 12:51 pm

Have tried it. Will do a post. And that’s more energy than it’s worth, honestly.

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