B&N NOOK Color tablet leaks ahead of launch

Barnes & Noble's upcoming NOOK Color ereader has leaked, and the company only has itself to blame.  A CNET tipster spotted the image of the tablet being used to illustrate a screen protector accessory on the bookseller's own site, in a page quickly pulled by B&N's web team.

We don't yet have any specific details about the device, but previous leaks have tipped a color touchscreen – as opposed to the current NOOK's combination of a monochrome E Ink display and a smaller, color LCD touchscreen for navigation and control – and a price tag of $249.  It's also said to be less ambitious in its scope than the iPad (hence the low price) but still allow for at least ereader and browsing functions.

We'll know for sure tomorrow, when Barnes & Noble is holding a launch event for the NOOK Color.

[via Android Community]