With the spotlight turning to Amazon (AMZN) as it prepares to announce brand new Kindle eReaders and Kindle Fire tablet later today, Barnes & Noble (BKS) reportedly has no plans to sit idly by. Digital Trends claims knowledge from an inside source at Barnes & Noble in reporting recently that the bookseller will launch a new Nook Tablet later this month. Details beyond the rumored release timeframe are scarce, though the site does suggest that the tablet may run Windows 8 rather than the custom Android build found on Barnes & Noble’s previous Nook Tablets. The recent tie-up between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble suggests this might be a possibility, but Digital Trends doesn’t seem terribly confident in its claim.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.