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

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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