Rumor has it that Barnes & Noble are working to roll out yet another tablet device for an already crowded market, marketing it under their established Nook brand. It seems that this new tablet will be a more expensive version of the Nook Color, where it will be released sometime before the year is over. Some say that this tablet will retail for $349 and will be known as the Acclaim, while Barnes & Noble will maintain the respective price points of the Nook Smart Touch and Nook Color.
No idea on the specifications of the Acclaim, but if it were to live up to its name, then surely it will need to be rather beefy. There is also word that another tablet spotted on a slide from a Barnes & Noble company presentation has been slapped with the codename Encore, although this speculation could very well be nothing but an updated version of the current 7″ Nook Color.
It all makes sense though, considering it has been around one year since the Nook was released with much success (relatively speaking, of course), so a hardware refresh or even an expansion of the line is a good idea.