THE SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 4 NOOK, a co-branded Samsung and Barnes & Noble tablet aimed at bookworms, has gone on sale in the US.
Following its introduction in June, the Galaxy Tab Nook 4 is now available from Barnes & Noble stores and online. It comes in both black and white versions, priced at $179. Barnes & Noble is also chucking in $200 worth of free content with the e-book focused tablet, including best-selling books, magazines and TV shows, and $5 in credit for buying more.
The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook comes with custom software from Barnes & Noble on top of its Android operating system, which gives users quick access to the firm's "expansive digital collection of more than three million books, leading magazines and newspapers", it boasted.
While Barnes & Noble has handled software, Samsung has focused on the tablet's hardware. Much like the firm's original Galaxy Tab 4, the Nook-branded tablet features a 7in 1280x800 resolution touchscreen display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable by an additional 32GB thanks to the tablet's microSD card slot. There's also dual 3MP and 1.3MP cameras, WiFi and a battery that lasts for 10 hours.
Barnes & Noble CEO Michael Huseby said, "We are very excited and proud to partner with Samsung, a world-class technology and tablet leader, to create customised co-branded devices featuring our valuable Nook reading experience and digital content catalog for Barnes & Noble customers nationwide."
There's no word as to whether the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will be released outside the US. µ