Barnes & Noble’s new NOOK Tablet may be faster and offer more memory and storage than the 1-year-old NOOK Color. But instead of discontinuing the NOOK Color to make room for the new tablet, the company has decided to keep it around… at a lower price.
While the NOOK Tablet will go on sale next week for $249, you can now pick up a NOOK Color for $199. Some stores started offering the new price this weekend.
The NOOK Color is still a pretty good device for reading eBooks, playing games, or enjoying multimedia content. It has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display, an 800 MHz single core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.
Of course, for just $50 more you an get the NOOK Tablet which has twice the RAM, twice the storage, and a 1 GHz dual core CPU… so I’m not really sure why you’d choose the older tablet. But you know, to each their own.
There’s also a new software update for the NOOK Color which brings new apps including Hulu, Pandora, Grooveshark, and MOG.
Barnes & Noble is also dropping the price of the NOOK Simple Touch from $139 to $99. The Simple Touch has a 6 inch E Ink display and a touchscreen. It’s now the same price as an Amazon Kindle Touch — except the Barnes & Noble version doesn’t put ads on your screensaver.
The company has updated the E Ink display to offer faster page-turning. There’s also a software update that offers better battery life — providing up to 2 months of usage on a charge.
via The Verge