Samsung today announced its very first line of co-branded tablets, called Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. As you’ve probably guessed, the new tablets are made in collaboration with Barnes & Noble - which stopped manufacturing its own slates
a while ago, but recently said that it would keep the Nook brand alive
thanks to “world-class hardware partners.” Well, it turns out that Samsung is one of those partners.
The first Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet (pictured on the left) is expected to be released in the US in August, and seems to be based on the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0
that’s already available to buy
for $199.99. The device will offer customized Nook software, providing “easy access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive digital collection of more than three million books, leading magazines and newspapers.” Customers will be able to find Galaxy Tab 4 Nook slates at Barnes & Nobles bookstores across the US, as well as online at bn.com.
“We are very excited and proud to partner with Samsung, a world-class technology and tablet leader, to create customized co-branded devices featuring our valuable Nook reading experience and digital content catalog for Barnes & Noble customers nationwide. Standing behind these great new devices will be the power of our 40,000 Barnes & Noble booksellers combined with our deep bookselling and retail expertise to provide sales support and personalized in-store customer service for our lineup of new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook products,” said Michael P. Huseby, CEO of Barnes & Noble, Inc.
It’s not clear how much the first Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet will cost, but we guess its price won’t be too different from the price of the regular Tab 4 7.0.
So, what do you think, is a Nook reading experience on a Galaxy Tab something to look forward to?
source: Business Wire