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Barnes & Noble and Samsung launch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet built for reading first

ByinTablets | August 20, 2014

Galaxy Tab 4 Nook WhiteJust few days ago we were discussing the similarities between the Amazon’s Fire Phone and the new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook promotional videos and speculated the upcoming launching of the mentioned tablet. Today, the Nook dedicated version of the Galaxy Tab 4 is being officially launched. In opposition to other gaming focused tablets, it is said to be design for reading first, so all e-books fans should be delighted.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Android Tablet

Galaxy Tab 4-Nook BlackThe Barnes & Nobles short adventure with producing own tablets started in 2012, just after two years in this sector they decided to resign from their own line of tablets due to pretty serious economic problems. But, the well-know bookseller wanting to keep the Nook line of e-book readers focused tablets alive began to search for partners among electronics manufacturers. The launched today new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is the first visible fruit of the  Barnes & Nobles and Samsung tandem’s cooperation.

The new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook seems to be just a copy of the popular Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 with pre-installed Barnes & Noble app which the company introduces as “Barnes & Noble Advantage”. The mentioned app doesn’t only allow to download e-books but also delivers tech support. Just in case it skipped your mind, the device features 7-inch 1280x800p LCD display and the 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor. It also runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of box. Going further in finding similarities, those of you who are familiar with the Nook app, will definitely recognize some of the previous Nook’s features. So, as you probably have already noticed, the device is simply a combination of two well-known currently available on the market products.

The Nook dedicated Galaxy Tab 4 hits the market today. You can buy it for $179 (the price include $20 discount) via Barnes & Nobles stores or other retailers like for example Amazon. In comparison, the almost identical in terms of specs Amazon’s Kindle Fire’s basic version goes for $139, but simultaneously the more advanced Fire HDX costs $229. It is worth mentioning that the biggest advantage of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook over the Amazon’s tablets is that due to operating on Android it has access to larger number of interesting apps. So, we may expect the device to become successful even though there is a harsh rivalry in the tablet sector.

If all these still doesn’t convince you to purchase the Galaxy Tab 4 Note, perhaps you will get tempted by the free 14 day trial of the magazine assortment and other reading free stuff with which the device is packed to the full.

more info: Barnes & Noble

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