Barnes and Noble, a book retailer company, has announced that it’s going to reveal a new e-reader later this month. The company has also made a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission stating the same, but the filing has an expected date as well, May 24.
The announcement has come about one week after the operating system of Nook Color, the e-book reader of Barnes and Noble, received an update which added Adobe Flash support, and app store — thus enabling it to look more like a cheaper version of the Android tablet.
Nook Color now has the Android Froyo as its operating system and speculations are that it may get the Honeycomb in future.
The original e-reader from the company is priced at $149 (about Rs 6700) whereas the Froyo running Nook Color sells at $249 (about Rs 11,200). The first one has 2 GB of memory and it comes with e-ink screen just like Kindle and Sony Reder.
The Nook Color comes with 8 GB memory. Now that Nook apps have also been added to it, users can also play Angry Birds, Dead Space and other popular games on it.
So, it is expected that the new e-reader will have something better than the Nook Color.