Samsung partners with Nook for a new tablet

Today brings news that Samsung is partnering with Barnes and Noble on a new co-branded Nook Tablet that will be based on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 model. The Galaxy Tab series is a popular line of tablets and new device is planned to build off incorporate the hardware and “provide customers “with easy access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive digital collection of more than three million books, leading magazines and newspapers.”

According to the press release:

The companies are expected to introduce Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK in a 7-inch version in the U.S. in early August. The co-branded tablets will be prominently displayed along with NOOK eReaders and sold at Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores across the U.S. and online at, one of the leading e-commerce sites.

Barnes and Noble says it plans to continue to sell (and support) its Nook Glowlight.

There is no mention of what the co-branded tablet will be called. I will be interested in seeing how the tablet is differentiated from Samsung’s own Galaxy Tab series. I currently run the Nook reading app on a Samsung tablet and am also curious as to how the experience of using the new device will be different.


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