Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook on the way to substitute B&N’s own Nook capsules.
The 7-inch pill will sell for $179 after a $20 fast rebate, the identical entry worth of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
The transfer had been anticipated, due to the fact that Barnes & Noble stated in June it might workforce up with Samsung to increase Nook pills that may be to be had in August.
For the primary time, the Nook could have a front- and rear-going through camera. It comes with greater than $200 in content from the Nook retailer, including books equivalent to “Freakonomics”, television displays like HBO’s “Veer” and free 14-day magazine trials.
The New York firm spent years investing heavily in its Nook e-e book reader and e-e-book library, however they struggled to be profitable. And in December the chain stated it was evaluating the future of its capsules. Still it offered a new non-tablet e-guide reader throughout the vacation season.
Barnes & Noble Launches Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
B&N has been trying to flip itself round as competition from cut price retailers and on-line shops toughens, and as consumers shift far from conventional books to digital formats.
Barnes & Noble said in June the tool can be a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 co-branded as a Nook with Nook’s digital reading tool pre-put in on it.
Barnes & Noble says it’s going to continue to make and sell its $ninety nine Nook Glow Light e-readers and provide consumer strengthen.
In July, Barnes & Noble mentioned it will break up off the company’s retail industry, which has been outperforming its Nook unit, and comprises its bookstores and BN.com companies. Nook Media, whose investors embrace instrument company Microsoft Corp. And educational book writer Pearson Inc., homes the digital and faculty businesses of Barnes & Noble.
The company expects the separation to be full by the end of the first quarter of the following calendar yr., implying April of 2015.