Sunday December 17 , 2017

New Nook Coming!? Selling outside USA? Nook Touch Color?

In a recent New York Times article on B&N fight for a place in the market there was an interesting detail leaked... A new nook is coming, and it might be heading overseas too.

"Noble is trying to strike at Amazon with another device. At its labs in Silicon Valley last week, engineers were putting final touches on their fifth e-reading device, a product that executives said would be released sometime this spring. (A Barnes & Noble spokeswoman declined to elaborate.) He also plans to experiment with slightly smaller stores. And, before long, executives will take the Nook overseas — a big switch, given that Barnes & Noble has focused almost exclusively on the American market for decades." - New York Times

Clearly B&N is making a stand for the bookstore market - and part of that is yet another device and starting to market books and devices outside the US. What could this new device be? 

  • 10" Nook Tablet. This would basically be the existing base device with a larger screen for maybe $339?
  • New eInk nook with Ads, for $49?
  • Nook Simple Touch Color (Like the Mirasol Color display that works in bright light) for $169?

I'm not really sure where B&N will head on this one. In some sense a color nook touch seems like a totally new ground - but having a $50 reader might really bring in a flux of new customers that can't resist the price point. Certainly a large nook Tablet isn't out of the question - but can they compete with Apple? Other 10" Droid tablets haven't really dented the Apple stranglehold. Usually I make a guess - this time I'm just going to watch! I suspect the nook Color will be dropped at this time and the nook Tablet price will go to the nook Color price - it's too high with the Kindle Fire price point.


0 #5 lisa anderson 2012-03-30 10:05
Would like to put these on my nook words with friends
0 #4 Jill 2012-02-24 02:12
What's funny is that it ended up not being any of these three guesses. It ended up being an 8GB Tablet with half the RAM that the 16GB model has. Typical for BN to come out with something "new" while just changing something so small. They have no desire to win the battle against Kindle. If B&N really wanted to make it in the tech world, they would come out with a NOOK Study Tablet that they could sell massive quantities to schools and libraries with and stick to one model that gets updated every year, like the iPad (iPad1, iPad2, iPad3, etc.). Having NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet 16GB and NOOK Tablet 8GB is too confusing because they are all different in one way or another but yet very, very similar. Plus the memory isn't even partitioned the same across the three devices. What a sloppy mess B&N has made out of their devices. I'm not an outsider looking in... I actually work selling NOOK devices for a living as a "Digital Manager" at a B&N store.
0 #3 Diego 2012-02-15 10:06
I'll be reeeeeaaaaaaly happy. I'm from Argentina, I need an US address to buy and register a Nook, and only can purchase a Kindle , so, a Nook to Latin America would be great If someone can tell me how to use a Nook in my country, I'm listening
0 #2 baltoreader 2012-02-14 11:18
Geez, I'd be happy if they just improved the Nook Color Charger cable.
And improved the software so we could arrange books & apps on shelves however we want. For example, arrange books in series order, arrange apps in fun order, whatever.
-1 #1 jwilkens 2012-01-30 17:43
+1 for nook Touch Color - It's something nobody has. I'm betting on a large NT though.

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