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Samsung and Barnes & Noble unveil Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet: a $179 7 incher with $200 worth of free content

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Samsung and Barnes & Noble unveil Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet: a $179 7 incher with $200 worth of free content

Book-seller Barnes & Noble seems to have given up on its own efforts to develop a tablet, and has instead partnered with Samsung on its new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The 7-inch device comes for an extremely affordable price of just $179 and is deeply integrated with the Barnes & Noble ecosystem of books, magazines and other content.

In terms of specs, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is decidedly low-end: it features a 7” 1280 x 800-pixel display (pixel density comes in at the lowly 216ppi), and a fairly middling 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7-based system chip.

Unlike Amazon, Barnes & Noble offers the full Google Play Store on the Tab 4 Nook

While the Galaxy Tab 4 is a bit more expensive than the fairly similar Amazon Kindle Fire HD (that sells for $139), it has one key advantage - a rich Android skin with full access to the Google Play Store. Amazon’s tablet, in contrast, only offers its Amazon Appstore catalog with a much more limited selection. Not just that, with Samsung’s TouchWiz on top of this new Nook, you get neat options like multi-tasking.

Barnes & Noble sweetens the deal with $200 worth of magazines offered for free for buyers of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook: you get at least 12 issues of your favorite four magazines.



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posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:13 2

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2613; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Looks good with price.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:19

2. sgodsell (Posts: 1218; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I wonder if you could stack the magazines. Instead of 4 issues for one year. What about 1 issue for 4 years?

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:35

4. johneevo (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


No stacking what you are actually getting are 12 old issues of each magazine. You need to sign up for a 14 day trial and then make sure you cancel them or else you will be charged for the magazine subscriptions. So at least for me, not as good a deal as this article lead me to believe it was,.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:30

3. cezarepc (Posts: 564; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Nope.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:36 1

5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


If Barnes and Noble did the same with a Samsung made phone and make it cheap off contract it would already beat the fire phone.
Hell, do we have anyone here that bought a fire phone?

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 11:55

6. Tuxedo (Posts: 137; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Just when you though it couldn't get any worse. They would have been far better off by offering a Barnes & Noble launcher.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 13:00 1

7. wilsong17 (Posts: 888; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Why TouchWiz is love by many because is easy to use

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 17:07

10. Tuxedo (Posts: 137; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


It would've been simpler, cheaper, and gotten a much bigger user base than marrying it to a low end galaxy tab. They obviously not making much off of the HW.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 13:19 1

8. StanleyG88 (Posts: 76; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


B&N lost me for hardware when they abandoned my NOOK Tablet. I will not buy ANY hardware associated with NOOK ever again. I am quite happy with my Nexus 7 (20013) and can run the NOOK app just fine. (Along with the Kindle & Google reader apps also) Why do I need ANYTHING hardware wise with NOOK attached to it?

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 17:01 1

9. Tuxedo (Posts: 137; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


$200 worth of mags!! It this a joke?

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 22:46

14. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2964; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Just marketing, i.e. BS.

B&N is giving you something that is in reality worth next to nothing and saying it is worth $200. Anyone using a few easy to find coupons could get far more digital magazines for $200 than the meager few that B&N is offering. Or spend just a few dollars and get the same thing B&N is offering. Or spend nothing and download all the magazines with the ads stripped out.

Obviously B&N/Samsung think there is an infinite supply of iFan-like people, i.e. "you can fool some of the people all of the time", ready to buy their junk.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 18:33 1

11. fzacek (Posts: 1639; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


So is there something "awesome" about the tablet or is that just a retarded advertisement?...

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 20:56 2

13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1096; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


just a retarded advertisement.
Or perhaps they're saying it's so awesome because they got $200 worth of magazines? The guys were probably reading Maxin or sport illustrated swimsuit, lol. We never know.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 20:19 1

12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2964; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Mediocre crap from companies that should know better.

Barnes and Noble should make a Nook launcher that is generally available for Android, but has special support for Samsung's latest AMOLED tablets. The specialized Nook launcher would feature a book reader that has full support for inverted text mode, so readers (aka Barnes and Noble customers) would have a great experience. For all customers, B&N could offer a variety of incentives, book clubs, free mags, whatever, to get people on board.

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