Barnes And Noble Launching Nook Color 3G on May 24th?

Barnes and Noble has apparently begun sending out invitations for an event taking place in New York City later this month, May 24th to be exact, and there is speculation that the company could be announcing a 3G version of their popular Android-based e-reader, the Nook Color.

Barnes and Noble Invite

Right now, Barnes and Noble only offers a Wi-Fi version of their device but that could very well change at the event where the company will make some sort of ‘special announcement.’ The invitation unfortunately offers little information. No name, no hints, nothing.

Nook ColorThis is extremely intriguing because the Nook Color Wi-Fi currently sits at a mere $250, so a 3G version with contracts will likely sit at much less. Affordability and the access to Android seems to be a winning combo, just ask ASUS. Its Eee Pad Transformer is only $400, comes with Honeycomb and it’s flying off shelves.

While this seems like the likely scenario for May 24th, there of course is the possibility that Barnes and Noble throws us a curveball. However, we know that a new e-reader is on the way, and it’s unlikely that it will be something substantially new.

A cheap, Android 2.2 Froyo tablet with 3G? How does that sound to you guys?

Via: SlashGear

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Comments

  1. Dale Strauss says

    Now that would be intriguing. Say they bring it in for $349 with a 1gb contract at $20/month. It would definitely be worth the investment. Even the WiFi only at $249 has been amazing, given the screen and build quality. But for my need for an inking tablet, I would be all over the Nook as a vvalue proposition over anything in the iPad and remaining Android universe. I really like my HP 2740p, but it gets tiresome lugging the 4.5lb package (with the slice battery) around compared to the featherweight Nook when both get the same battery life.  

  2. Lev11233 says

     Hate to break it to you, but it is far more likely to be a refresh of the original e-ink NOOK. So far, you are only the second website I’ve seen that thinks the new device will be a NOOKcolor tablet of some sort. I personally hope for the new e-ink.

  3. Observer says

    To even speculate that it will be a 3g version of the Nook Color leads me to conclude that you are an idiot mr.  Mills.  Please refrain from writing on subjects in which you clearly know nothing about.  Lev is correct it will be a refresh of the e-ink reader. 

  4. Anonymous says

    It’s probably going to be a new e-ink display eReader. I don’t need 3G on my NC. I have a phone that can become a hot spot so I can download books on the road.

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