In order to make the current Nook Color more enticing to its customers after the introduction of the Nook Tablet, Barnes & Noble plans to add a series of new features to its existing eReader/tablet hybrid, while also dropping its price to $199 (€144).
This information was unveiled by Android Central
who has entered into the possession of a document that details the company's plans for the current Nook Color.
The new features B&N plans to add to its eReader will come via a software update, which brings more media options to the device, including support for Hulu Plus.
This will be joined by a host of streaming music services, such as Rhapsody, MOG, and Grooveshark, while the Pandora app will now come pre-installed on the tablet
In addition, a series of new magazine titles will arrive to the Nook Color, some of the most important being Real Simple and The New Yorker.
Sadly, the document doesn't say when these new features will arrive, but most probably they will be announced on November 7 together with the new Nook Tablet
, which was also leaked a little bit earlier today.
If you missed our previous report, the Nook Tablet will apparently look identical with the Nook Color, but will feature improved specs.
Gone is the single-core TI OMAP 3621 processor
clocked at 800MHz paired with 512MB of RAM used for the Nook Color as this was replaced with a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP4 SoC seconded by 1GB of RAM.
Storage space was also doubled to reach 16GB, but B&N kept the 7-inch VividView IPS color touchpanel with a 1024 x 600 screen resolution of the Nook Color.
As far as pricing is concerned, the Nook Table will retail for $249 (180 EUR) in the US and pre-orders will start on November 7 with shipping set for November 16.