Samsung and Barnes & Noble unveil Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet: a $179 7 incher with $200 worth of free 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 NookWhile 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.
Samsung and Barnes & Noble unveil Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet
2. sgodsell (Posts: 1437; 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?
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,.
5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1291; 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?
6. Tuxedo (Posts: 176; 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.
7. wilsong17 (Posts: 1094; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Why TouchWiz is love by many because is easy to use
10. Tuxedo (Posts: 176; 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.
8. StanleyG88 (Posts: 106; 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?
14. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3748; 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.
11. fzacek (Posts: 2225; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
So is there something "awesome" about the tablet or is that just a retarded advertisement?...
13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1291; 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.
12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3748; 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.