At this point, there's little doubt
that Barnes & Noble will soon be joining the e-reader game. We've heard whispers
through the grapevine, seen FCC documentation
and now, renders of what the thing might actually look like. With October 20th rapidly approaching, Gizmodo
has secured images that it claims are of the forthcoming device -- and the design certainly jibes with recent happenings. If you'll recall, a B&N-badged representative recently noted that an e-book reader
with its logo on it was on track for a Spring 2010 release, and by golly, it would sport a color display. Plastic Logic later stepped forward to deny the claim
, but if these images are legit, both parties might actually be correct; the dual-panel device would boast a traditional e-ink display up top with a multitouch panel beneath, the latter of which would undoubtedly lead to all sorts of shenanigans. So, is it Tuesday yet, or what?