I loves me some Nook news, and there will be plenty to go around this holiday season. After announcing the November release of Nook software version 1.5, which primarily addresses performance and cross-platform synching, B&N sent out invitations to a “very special event” that will take place next week in their Time Square shop, NYC. No invite in my mailbox, but Engadget has one and Paul Miller’s post on the topic reminds us that it’s been one year (today, actually) since Barnes and Nobel unveiled the first, 3G-equipped, Nook. The next version of the e-reader seems like a lock for the day’s center of attention.
Since the initial launch, we’ve seen the release of a Wi-Fi only model (which I adore) a lot of e-book bargains and coffee shop discounts, and an appealing line of official accessories. And if your Nook experience has been anything like mine, your interest in pleasure reading has been revived in a big way.
So far, the little evidence that exists on Nook 2 suggests the same body with the dual-screen layout that most of us have come to love. But only this private event can confirm for certain what B&N has in store.