If you’re in the market for an Android-based tablet, but don’t want to spend the money for one of those “high-end” devices, then you’ve probably heard someone mention the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color. While it’s positioned as an eReader, the device itself actually works quite well for a mid-range tablet device, after some modifications. With that in mind, it should be pretty exciting to some of you out there to hear news that B&N could be getting ready to launch the newest member of the NOOK Color family, and as soon as this month.
According to a new report from DigiTimes, hardware vendors are already getting lined up to provide the essential parts for the new device. Any hard details about the new device are pretty slim, but the report does suggest that the new NOOK Color would keep the original’s 7-inch display. In an interesting turn, though, the same report suggests that E Ink (the company) is providing paper backplates for the NOOK Color 2. That would seem unlikely, considering the NOOK Color’s selling point isn’t an e-ink display.
We’ll have to keep our eyes out for this one, but if Barnes & Noble is indeed getting ready to launch the NOOK Color 2 in September, then we should be seeing some clues to the new device’s specifications, as well as a release date, very soon.