We’ve known for a while now that Barnes & Noble was throwing in the towel when it comes to pushing their own hardware. More recently, however, the bookseller announced it would be partnering with Samsung for future co-branded devices. The first fruit of this effort is the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, which was formally unveiled today.
In short, the Tab 4 Nook is a regular 7-inch Tab 4 that throws out TouchWiz in favor of B&N Nook UI and custom apps. Just like with the most recent Nook tablets from B&N, Google Play is included in the experience as well. Barnes & Noble are also throwing in a few new features like the B&N Advantage — a deeply linked app that allows for both book downloads and customer support. As an extra incentive, the Tab 4 Nook will also offer up $200 worth of B&N content including magazines, TV episodes and free books.
The Nook 4 Tab is on sale today both in B&N brick-and-mortar locations and online for $179, after $20 rebate. For more details on what to expect from the spec department, be sure to check out our full review of the original Tab 4 7.0.
What do you think of the B&N/Samsung partnership, a good idea or not?