It’s been a few years since Barnes & Noble launched a new eReader, but according to the Digital Reader, it looks like a new model is on the way.

Nate Hoffelder found an FCC listing for an unannounced device that appears to be a 6 inch eReader with the model number BNRV510-A. He’s also found evidence that B&N plans to sell a new 8 inch tablet soon.

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There aren’t many details about the upcoming devices yet, but the eReader will likely feature an E Ink display and replace the NOOK Glowlight which was launched in 2013. This device will probably be manufactured by device maker Netronix, but branded as a B&N NOOK product.

The tablet, meanwhile, will probably be a Samsung tablet that runs Google Android and has NOOK apps pre-loaded.

Barnes & Noble used to make its own Android-based tablets, but stopped doing that in 2014 when the company partnered with Samsung to launch the Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK which was basically just a normal Galaxy Tab 4 tablet with a 7 inch display.

Odds are that the new 8 inch model will also be a NOOK version of an existing tablet such as the Galaxy A or Galaxy Tab S2.

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10 replies on “B&N has two new NOOK devices on the way”

  1. So sad… So the nook hd+ and Microsoft surface 3 and pro 3 are the only tablets with 3:2 ratio?

  2. why continue to make readers when tablets offer so much more plus reader apps? The only thing I saw going for these tablets used to be the battery life.

    1. The fact that they don’t offer as much is a selling point. The simplicity gives you a more distraction-free environment. This along with price and battery life.

      1. I’ve had an HD+ for several years. It’s been great, but most of the PDFs I read on it have blank spaces at the top and bottom of the screen. As much as I hate to admit it, I think that the iPad’s 4:3 is the best of the common aspect ratios for a reading-first tablet.

        1. My Surface RT is just if not better! Although I am selling it now on ebay, I still use it for my reading from B&N, Kindle, Sony, just about any digital library I have found a book I wanted to read from. PDF included.

        2. I didn’t realise an ipad’s 4:3 was better than other 4:3 tablets…

          Personally I don’t see any difference between my 4:3 and 16:10 devices for reading. A tablet just for reading PDFs seems rather limited too.

    2. The main selling point is definitely the e-ink display. For many people they cause a lot less eye-strain, and the softer light interferes less with circadian rhythm, which can be useful when reading before bed.

    3. When they make tablets that I only have to charge every few weeks and can be read in bright sunlight like it was paper, I’ll gladly drop my e-ink Nook.

      Those are major points. I read from my Nexus 6 indoors, but I love that I can just leave my Nook in my bag and read from it every day, without having to remember to charge it every night. Reading it in sunlight is a joy. (And I rarely use my Nexus 7 now that I have my Nexus 6. Why continue to make tablets when phones, e-readers and 2-in-1s offer so much more? With tablet sales sliding, seems I’m not the only one thinking this.)

    4. This is the kind of response I see, and it makes me think “Why post if you know ZERO about the discussion?”

      Seriously, look it up. e-ink are far superior to LCD for reading. Do you think Amazon and BN are just stupid and they should have asked “maikal on the Net” for his opinion.

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