Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook unveiled as Barnes & Noble struggles to compete with Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

What do you do when you’re competing with Amazon? Going to bed with world’s largest handset maker sounds like a plan, right? That’s exactly what Barnes & Noble is doing having unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.

As you would imagine, this is the same Galaxy Tab 4 Samsung is already offering, though with few software modifications added on B&N’s behalf. These modifications are there to provide users with “easy access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive digital collection of more than three million books, leading magazines, and newspapers.” Or that at least is what B&N wants us to believe.

The press release doesn’t tell us a thing about the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook’s price, but we’re guessing it won’t cost more than $200 sans any string attached. This is likely a more affordable Wi-Fi-only model with its LTE variant launching at a later date. Or not, we can’t really tell.

Anyhow, while we see the benefits of teaming-up with Samsung, we’re not convinced that will help Barnes & Noble get its Nook business back on track. What do you think?

  • PeterSteinbeck

    B&N doesn’t stand a chance against Amazon…

  • Nick V

    I always though that the Nook was a better choice than the Kindle, and then even more so when they opened up the Play Store on the Nook. The problem that B&N has is that they aren’t getting too far beyond the books. Amazon has so much more, and that’s where B&N is going to fall flat. I love B&N, and I hope that they are around for a long long long time.

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