Barnes & Noble has a new product page for something called NOOK Audio… and absolutely no description of what the NOOK Audio is. Nate at The Digital Reader received a tip about the new page, and reports that the book retailer also filed for a trademark on the term recently.
B&N uses the NOOK name to cover its e Ink eBook readers as well as the NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet 7 inch Android tablets which can be used to read books, play music or movies, or run apps including games.
The NOOK Simple Touch eReader doesn’t have any audio capabilities, so it’s possible that the NOOK Audio could be some sort of new eReader capable of playing audio books or converting text-to-speech. Competitors Amazon offers several devices which can do both of those things.
Or NOOK Audio could be an entirely new device such as an MP3 player or an audio accessory such as a speaker dock or special headphone designed for the NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet.
Or maybe it’s something else. Leave your best guesses in the comments!