Barnes & Noble declined to comment on the matter, but here are a few nuggets we’ve been able to glean about such a device:
The bookseller will likely introduce it on Oct. 20. The company has an event planned for that day at Chelsea Piers in New York, for what an invitation calls “a major event in our company’s history.” Again, Barnes & Noble has no comment.
The bookseller also hopes to make e-book lending a centerpiece of its device, according to two people in publishing who asked not to be named because talks were confidential. Readers can not lend digital books on the Kindle, although books can be read on up to six separate devices linked to the same Amazon account.
Ifølge The New York Times er der tale om en e-reader med en skærmstørrelse på 6 tommer og touch-skærm.
Tilbage i juli måned åbnede Barnes & Noble deres e-boghandel, hvor man ifølge The New York Times kan hente e-bøger til forskellige enheder, blandt andet Blackberry, iPhone og computeren.