Barnes and Noble is developing a new e-Reader that should be announced within the next few weeks. The company has a yet unnamed device that just cleared the FCC this morning and the filing report does not give any details away on the hardware or software.
The new Nook e-Reader is an upgraded version of the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight and is thought to use the same e Ink HD screen that is found on the new Kindle Paperwhite 2 and Kobo Aura. The front-light should also undergo an upgrade as the technology has come a long way since the nations largest bookseller released it last year. Hopefully they adopt either Regal or Carta, which dramatically eliminates the full page refreshes that plagued the last few generations of e-readers.
Barnes and Noble when submitting the FCC application for the Nook e-Reader asked for confidentiality on all hardware specs and pictures for 90 days. All we do know is the shape and that it has WIFI.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.