Six Inch Nook eReader Clears the FCC, 8″ Cases Show Up on B&N Website
I need to issue a correction for my prediction earlier this week that B&N would soon be launching a new Nook device.
I was wrong; Barnes & Noble will be launching two models in the next couple weeks.
A new filing on the FCC’s website has revealed that B&N has a new Nook. All the more interesting details have been concealed, but we do know that this device is clearly labeled an ereader. It has Wifi (but not BT), and from the dimensions it is also clear that this is a 6″ ereader, and not the 8″ model I reported on Sunday.
Based on the model number (BNRV510-A), this is a replacement for the Nook Glowlight, which launched in late 2013. The new model is made by Netronix (an ereader OEM and partner to Kobo). It’s going to be a little smaller than its predecessor, and that’s about all I know at this time.
In related news, the B&N website is now showing several product listings for cases for 8″ Nook devices (here, here, here). The listings lack details and images, but they do lend credence to my earlier report.
I still lack specific details on the new devices, but we won’t have to wait long.
B&N is set to have the new devices in store by 3 September, so the longest we’ll have to wait is another week.
Clarification: B&N stores are scheduled for a reset on 3 September. This may or may not involve new devices.