It’s true! It’s 2018, and Barnes & Noble just announced another Nook! You can preorder it today! All of these things are somehow simultaneouslytrue. The Nook line has basically been a non-starter since 2016, back when the once ubiquitous bookseller offered up a dirt cheap $50 model. Even back then it felt like a strange anachronism.
The pricing on the new model is more inline with what you’d expect from a budget tablet, from, say Amazon. The Nook 10.1 runs $130. Aside from the titular screen size (at a middling 224 ppi), there’s really not much to talk about with what will almost certainly be a run of the mill budget Android tablet with 32GB of storage, two cameras and a headphone jack — which admittedly does qualify as a feature in 2018. Barnes & Noble is calling it a “game changer,” because that’s what people do in press releases.
“The new Nook 10.1 provides a complete reading and entertainment experience on our biggest display yet,” Chief Digital…