May 17, 2011 at 2:35 PM ET
Barnes & Noble is holding a special event on May 24 and rumor is that it'll be the unveiling of a new e-book reader.
There aren't exactly too many details about what the device will be like, but that won't stop any of us from speculating. For example, CNET is pretty sure that it will be a low-cost gadget which'll give the Kindle a run for its money:
We don't know yet exactly what the new Nook will look like, but, as we've written in the past, we're betting that it's a compact, lower-priced monochrome e-ink model that's designed to compete with Amazon's Kindle offerings.
A recent Barnes & Noble trademark filing for the phrase "The Simple Touch Reader" hints that the new model will feature a touch-screen interface.
Sounds reasonable enough, though that doesn't mean that we're not hoping for a Nook Color 2 as well — even if that would be quite a mouthful of a product name.