It would appear as if the Nook is going to lose some of its connectivity in an upcoming version. A new model was recently spotted in an FCC listing that is showing off a Wi-Fi only Barnes & Noble Nook. In other words, it has lost the built-in 3G.
The newly discovered listing is showing off the BNRV100, which is described as “EBOOK, WLAN, AND USB PORTS WITHOUT WWAN.” Of course, this is very similar to the BNRZ100 model number which is what the original Nook with WWAN goes by.
Of course, in the end this does fit in with some previous rumors about a Wi-Fi only Nook. Now it looks like we are going to have to sit back and wait for something to come from Barnes & Noble. You know, in terms of pricing and a release date.
Any guesses on price, lets hope to see something lower than $200, and I am not thinking $199.