NookColor on Sale Again – Does This Mean a New Model is Coming?

Barnes & Noble has reduced the price of a refurbished NookColor eReader. You can now find B&N’s 7″ Android tablet on Buy.com for only $170.

This is a refurbed unit, but that is still $80 off the retail price, and that’s a significant discount. But did you know that the NC has been going on sale a lot, lately? Only last week it was selling for $170 on Ebay, and a few weeks before that it sold for $180.

I’m not sure if you recall, but the last time Barnes & Noble started discounting an eReader it released a new model just a couple months later. Back in the spring of 2011, B&N kept lowering the price of the refurbished Nook 3G and Nook Wifi throughout March, April, and May. Then, in late May, B&N launched the new NooK Touch.

That’s what it could be doing here. B&N looks to be just a month away from releasing its next eBook Reader.