Barnes & Noble does not seem as though they are going to stop work on NOOK tablets down the road, despite what looked as though they were going to stop the manufacturing of color NOOK tablets such as the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+. In fact, it was earlier this year in June that Barnes & Noble announced plans that they would stop production of its NOOK tablet range, despite continuing to roll out NOOK eReaders with black and white displays. The whole idea back then was to work with other device manufacturers to continue ensuring that their tablets would be made available at retail locations. Well, it seems that a U-turn is in order as Barnes & Noble says it “intends to continue to design and develop cutting-edge NOOK black and white and color devices.”
Recently installed B&N CEO Mike Huseby claimed that many folks took what they heard from the company in June in the wrong way, although one does wonder how come it has taken a nearly a couple of months for this particular point to be clarified. It remains to be seen whether there will be a new NOOK tablet that will roll out later this year, but according to Barnes & Noble, there would be a minimum of one new NOOK device which will be introduced before the holiday season kicks off.