Nook Color 2 coming this month?

Digitimes reports that Barnes & Noble will debut its second-gen Nook Color this month.

Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-reader has proven to be a favorite among consumers and critics alike. With its 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and Android 2.1 operating system, it blurs the boundaries between e-reader and tablet. In fact, with a few simple hacks, it functions as a capable Android tablet.

Digitimes reports that Barnes & Noble will launch its next-generation Nook Color this month. Citing unnamed industry sources, the Taiwanese trade publication says the new Nook will incorporate more tablet-like functionality, including email, music, games, and other apps.

The new Nook Color will include a 7-inch color touchscreen, reports Digitimes. We'll have to wait and see if the new display sports higher resolution--the first-gen model is 1024-by-600--or other show-stopper enhancements not found in the original.

Kindle Killer?

Digitimes' sources say the upcoming Nook Color is designed to compete directly with the Amazon Kindle. Given the product's capabilities, it's possible they're referring to the alleged Amazon tablet--also rumored to debut this fall-- rather than today's Kindle e-reader, a non-backlit device designed primarily for book-reading.

A new Nook Color and Amazon tablet would join a crowded field of slates, many of which were just announced recently. These include the 7-inch Lenovo IdeaPad, a $199 Android tablet priced $50 less than today's $249 Nook Color.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble will have to price their new hardware aggressively to compete with the bumper crop of sub-$350 slates. Let the Tablet Wars begin!

Contact Jeff Bertolucci via Twitter (@jbertolucci) or at jbertolucci.blogspot.com.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags consumer electronicse-readerse-booksnookBarnes & Noble

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Jeff Bertolucci

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?