It looks like Barnes & Noble has made its latest move to try and combat Amazon’s booming digital content service with the launch of its new co-branded tablet – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK.
“The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is the most advanced NOOK ever, delivering the great NOOK experience our customers have come to love, with the high-performance tablet features they’ve asked for,” said Michael P. Huseby, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. “We invite reading and entertainment fans to visit their local Barnes & Noble store to experience the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK. Once they do, we’re certain they will make this innovative device part of their daily routine.”
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is a 7-inch device with the same design and specifications as the regular Galaxy Tab 4. It has a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, WiFi connectivity, GPS, and a range of built-in apps and features such as Multi Window, the Chrome Web Browser, and Google Maps.
“We’ve taken our bestselling Samsung Galaxy tablet and made it the best tablet available for reading and entertainment,” said Tim Baxter, President of Samsung Electronics America. “We are excited to bring the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK to customers through Barnes & Noble’s bookstores nationwide.”
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is now available at many of Barnes & Noble’s bookstores in the US as well as through www.bn.com and www.nook.com. Both the white and black 8GB variants of the tablet are available for $179 after a $20 instant rebate.
The new tablet also comes with more than $200 worth of free content from the NOOK Store including best-selling books such as Freakonomics, The Wanderer, and I Am Number Four; one episode each from HBO’s Veep, NBC Universal’s Hannibal, and BBC America’s Orphan Black; Up to four 14-day free trial subscriptions from a selection of popular magazines which include Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, US Weekly, and more; $5 in credit to use on the NOOK store; and more.