Barnes & Noble register for Android ereader?

Rumors that Barnes & Noble plan to launch a color tablet ereader look even more likely, with the discovery that the bookseller has registered  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.

[via Engadget]