Barnes & Noble looks to be bringing yet another progression in eInk technology to their Nook series of e-readers. An advertisement has surfaced that touts a Android-based Nook Simple Touch model with something called GlowLight, a cutesy name for describing a front-lit eInk display. Unlike traditional back-lit displays, GlowLight uses a lighting apparatus positioned above the main display to distribute light across its surface.
The image originates with The Digital Reader along with claims that the new Nook will launch very soon, quite possibly as early as today. We’d be surprised to see the new model launch with such short notice, but given that it looks only to be a modification of the existing Simple Touch coupled with the fact that B&N is already putting together an ad campaign a launch in the near future is conceivable.