It looks as if the tablet computing floodgates are about to burst wide open. And with rumors of the Nook Color, supported by a screen protector kit graphic that I’ve taken some creative liberties with (above), I’m wondering what exactly constitutes a tablet. The original Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader is Android-based, so it stands to reason that the new model expected to be introduced tomorrow will be as well. So, if the speculation holds up, we might find ourselves an inexpensive ($250) color, touchscreen Android tablet. Because, not only does the existing Nook provide digital literature, it also offers games and web browsing. Sounds tablet-esque, does it not…?
And, in other Nook news, we’ve got something a little more concrete to share with existing owners. Barnes & Noble has announced that software version 1.5 update will launch next month, featuring:
- Faster Page Turns
- Improved Search
- Customized B&N Library Organization
- Password Protection
- Sync Your Last Page to Other Devices