Here is an online article from someone who seems certain the B&N announcement will be with regard to an updated NOOK Original. Sounds interesting, if so. I've felt , for a while, that B&N might forget about the NOOK Original, given the great success of the NOOK Color. If this ends up being improvements to their first product I think that's great! Color models are fabulous, really. There will always be a place for eink displays though, especially if that place is in the sun!
I am eager to find out what all the fuss is about!
And...that announcement has been made: