Barnes & Noble sent out a notice earlier in the week to press that the company would be making a “very special announcement” this coming Monday, but it looks like that “special announcement” got outed a few days too early.
Slashgear reports that Barnes & Noble is gearing up to announce the follow-up to the Nook Color, apparently dubbed “Nook Tablet”. Based on the leaked images and accompanying document, it looks like the Nook Tablet will share some similarities with the Nook Color, particularly in design, but it has quite a new features and improvements.
For starters, the Nook Tablet has a beefier dual-core 1.2 ghz OMAP4 processor by Texas Instruments, 16GB worth of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and a microSD slot for up to 32GB more data storage space.
It has the same 7-inch display seen in the Nook Color, as well as more or less the same design, but the Nook Tablet is very slightly thinner and more lightweight than its predecessor – to be more specific, the Nook Tablet is said to be 0.2 inches thinner, and .9 ounces lighter.
The Nook Tablet will also be getting access to both Netflix and Hulu Plus, and the Nook Color will apparently be getting Hulu Plus as well, but not Netflix. The leaked material shows that the Nook Tablet will retail for $249 and the Nook Color will be brought down to $199.
Barnes & Noble has yet to comment on the leak, and it’s not likely they will until Monday, so take this with a grain of salt for now.