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B&N to launch Honeycomb tablet/e-reader on May 24th?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 May 2011 23:57

B&N to launch Honeycomb tablet/e-reader on May 24th? Speaking to investors this week, Barnes & Noble has announced that it will reveal a new tablet or e-reader on May 24th, with many speculating it will include Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Says the SEC notice:
In a meeting with investor analysts on May 4, 2011, Barnes & Noble ... indicated it expects to make an announcement on May 24, 2011 regarding the launch of a new eReader device.

B&N currently offers the e-ink Nook and the 7-inch tablet/e-reader hybrid Nook Color, which was recently updated to support Android 2.2 and Flash video.

There are no other details about what the new Nook will bring, but most expect it to be a Honeycomb tablet.

Possibly, B&N may be updating the e-ink Nook, instead, to be slimmer and include more features, just like Amazon has done multiple times with their market leading Kindle e-reader.

B&N is currently in a patent dispute with Microsoft, who sued them last month over the Nook and Android.

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