Barnes and Noble has announced that it is partnered with Samsung to create the next line of Nook tablets. The companies will initially be launching Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, which is a customised version of Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4.
“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.
The Tab 4 Nook tablet will pack the same specifications as Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, which comes with 7-inch 1280x800p display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 3MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
On the software front, the tablet will run on Nook software, which will focus on reading experience of the users, with easy access to Barnes & Noble’s digital collection of e-books, leading magazines and newspapers. The exact details are unclear, which we expect the companies to reveal before the early-August debut on the tablet in the US market.
There is no word on the pricing at this moment but it will probably be around $200.