If you take a look onto HSN website, you might see under Nook Color description a certain Coming Soon “Sneak Peek” Updates listing the cool new features Nook Color will get in April. Among them, NOOK Store (to include Angry Birds, Lonely Planet Phrasebook and Drawing Pad), Adobe Flash (and Android 2.2 Froyo in the process) and also a built in E-Mail client. While users of rooted Nook Color units enjoyed these goodies for a while, we are certainly happy that B&N doesn’t see their Nook Color as a simple eReader anymore and they are ready to take some risks for some potential greater benefits.
The HSN info is the first official sign of the incoming update and, interestingly enough they describe Nook Color as a tablet, not as a eReader (NOOK Color™ 7″ Reader’s Wi-Fi Tablet with Apps). This is very significant and might mark a shift in B&N marketing.
Update: The Sneak Peak is also confirmed on B&N forums by one of their admins.
HSN will have their official Sneak Peak announcement sometime Saturday at 12AM Eastern.
Update: You can see the HSN presentation video clip after the break.