Samsung and Barnes & Noble have today announced a new partnership to launch a new tablet, featuring the NOOK branding and dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK tablet.
Despite including the NOOK branding, the tablet will feature similar specs to the Galaxy Tab 4, with a 7 inch display that features a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, and Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed.
“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,” said Michael P. Huseby, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc.
“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. Partnering with Samsung brings our customers great new products and evidences our commitment to our NOOK customers and growing our digital content business.”
The tablet will also allow users to access the Barnes & Noble book library, which includes three million books, magazines and much more.
The tablet will be available at Barnes & Noble stores in the US for a currently unknown price. However its likely that it will be priced similarly to the version without the NOOK branding, which is priced at $199.