Barnes and Noble Will Announce a New E-Reader May 24th

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In case you haven’t heard, Barnes & Noble’s flagship Nook Color recently got a great big overhaul with an Android-powered OS update. The results were so impressive, in fact, that Technologizer’s Harry McCracken went so far to christen the Nook as “something that the Motorola Xoom and BlackBerry PlayBook aren’t: an iPad alternative with a coherent, fully-baked answer to the question ‘Why would I buy this instead of an iPad?’”

But it would appear that the the folks at B&N aren’t about to slow down their forward-thinking ways anytime soon: a new public filing, submitted yesterday to the SEC, notes that the company is set to make an announcement about a new e-reader device later this month on May 24th. That’s refreshing news, seeing as how it shows the last standing brick and mortar book giant isn’t too self-congratulatory with all its recent momentum.

Still, there isn’t enough yet to speculate on anything software-wise (Honeycomb? Doubtful), but with Amazon’s Kindle making moves to egg on a little friendly competition, we’re excited to see what they have in the bag.

(via Engadget)

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