Samsung and Barnes & Noble is Creating Co-Branded Tablets

Steve Burns Posted On - August 14, 2014

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As announced in June, Barnes & Noble is now ready to team up with Samsung to develop a new co-branded Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.

Barnes & Noble is also going to arrange a press conference on August 20th 2014 which is highlighting a publicity campaign as “join us as the best of both worlds come together.” This event is going to take place at Barnes & Noble’s Union Square store in New York City.

Interestingly they did not mention about the Tab 4 nook or did not even declare about any surprise being awaited in this meet. But Barnes & Noble had already brought one thing in forefront that the new tablet would come in early August. But most probably it is going to deferred a little bit which is likely to slipped to later in the month. It is also a known factor that the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will be a 7-inch device and will essentially be Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 with Barnes & Noble’s Android-based Nook software on it.

The Galaxy Tab 4 features a 7-inch display with 1280-by-800 resolution, a 3 megapixel front-facing camera and a 1.3MP rear shooter. It also has 8GB of onboard storage, microSD slot for another 32GB, and a 1.2GHZ quad-core processor.

Record shows Samsung originally sold the Galaxy Tab 4 for $200, but right now you can pick it up on Amazon and at Best Buy for $20 less.

Although a lot of information about the Galaxy Tab 4 is already in the air, there is no clear cut idea about its price. Still there are curious questions and confusions regarding this price factor. Will Barnes & Noble sell the tablet at a lower price point than the original Galaxy Tab 4 or will it be the same cost? If the pricing remains the same it can be a bit more challenging for a Nook tablet with Barnes & Noble custom software instead of a standard KitKat-flavored Galaxy Tab 4.

There is confusion about the exact time also as it is not yet mentioned when the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will go on sale. But a close speculation says, it is expected to start immediately after the press announcement on August 20.

However, there is enough enthusiasm about the launch as it is the first Samsung-Barnes & Noble tablet resulting from a partnership the pair announced in June after making lot of changes in their decisions. Barnes & Noble has flip-flopped in recent months over its device building plans. At first in June 2013, the company announced it would start working with third-party manufacturers to create Nook devices. But it quickly changed its resolution by saying they would make their own device in August. Then again in February, Barnes & Noble expressed their wish to work with “several world-class hardware partners” to produce a new Nook device. And finally they announced about this Samsung partnership in June.

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