Rumors that Barnes & Noble plan to launch a color tablet ereader look even more likely, with the discovery that the bookseller has registered nookcolor.com. The domain name suggests that the upcoming device will indeed be called the Nook Color; it’s also tipped to have a 7-inch display, run Android and be priced at a mere $249.
That color display, however, may not be an LCD panel as we’ve seen on some devices; instead, there are rumors that a color e-paper technology, such as Qualcomm’s mirasol, might be implemented. According to the domain record, B&N bought the URL back in March 2010, though it was most recently updated this month. The company’s launch event is next Tuesday.