At The Digital Reader blog, Nate Hoffelder has heard from three different sources, at least a couple of whom are Barnes & Noble employees, that Barnes & Noble will be launching its next generation of Nook Color on November 7th. One source remarked on the huge “NOOK boutique” that his store built, complete with LED TVs, touchscreen point-of-sale systems, and so on, which his manager said “was not designed to house just 2 nooks.”
It will be interesting to see whether this pans out. As Hoffelder points out, given that the Kindle Fire will be shipping soon, this is about B&N’s last chance to come out with new devices if it wants to be able to compete for sales the moment the Fire becomes available.
(We previously covered Hoffelder’s September scoop of a B&N leak suggesting code names and pricing for new Nook models.)