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Samsung will showcase - and maybe launch - its first Nook tablet(s) on August 20

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Samsung will showcase - and maybe launch - its first Nook tablet(s) on August 20
Back in June, Samsung and Barnes & Noble announced that they’d release co-branded Nook tablets this August. The companies haven’t launched any slates yet, but they’re now inviting the press to an event that will take place on August 20 in New York, at the Barnes & Noble store in Union Square.

According to CNET, Samsung will showcase the first Galaxy Tab 4 Nook (pictured in this article) at the event, though it’s not clear if this is going to be available to buy immediately after that. As we told you in June, the tablet seems to be based on the already available Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, so it should be an entry-level, affordable device. The slate will feature customized Nook software, providing access to Barnes & Noble content - including books, newspapers, and magazines.

While Barnes & Noble stopped making its own tablets last year, the partnership with Samsung allows it to still be involved in the tablet market. It remains to be seen if August 20 will bring more than just one Galaxy Nook device.

One week before the Nook event (on August 13), Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Alpha smartphone. Two weeks after said event (on September 3), Samsung should officially unveil the Galaxy Note 4. All in all, the South Korean company has a very busy schedule ahead.


via: CNET

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posted on 07 Aug 2014, 16:48 2

1. HASHTAG (Posts: 152; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


Watch it be overpriced.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 00:30 1

4. engineer-1701d (Posts: 889; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Kindle is f ed
Not as over priced as a kindle or Apple pad

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 16:50 4

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


Not sure why Nook is even working with Samsung. Why don't they just spend their time improving their Nook eReader app and port it to all platforms.

I have an original Nook "Tablet" which Nook basically abandoned back in 2011 with VERY few upgrades to itself or available apps. I'm still using the original Dolphin browser (no newer one available) and get constant message from web sites telling me I need to upgrade, Thanks but I can't. The battery now is only stable down to 70% so my Nook Tablet's useful days are numbered.

I bought a Nexus 7 (2013) last year, installed the Nook app along with the Kindle and Google ebook apps and they all work fine. I can order ebooks from all, whichever is less expensive. Don't see any advantage of getting any Samsung tablet that they have worked with Nook to produce. It may only mean that the tablet is more restricted to Nook as opposed to open for all eBook apps. No need for any tablet that is built for Nook like the Samsung. Nook just needs to make their eReader app good enough for every tablet and leave it at that.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 17:15

3. HASHTAG (Posts: 152; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


I agree with you 100%! I've used the Nook app on the iPad and it needs some improvements to say the least.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 00:32

5. engineer-1701d (Posts: 889; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


It's common sense if milk wants to compete with Kindle and all the others we need some major hardware behind them apparently amoled if you did not know is pretty much the best behind screens and Samsung has the power to build them at cheaper cost to nook

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