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As promised, Samsung and retailer Barnes & Nobel have jointly launched the much awaited the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook in an event held in New York. The tablet is now available for sale in the U.S. starting $179 (about Rs. 11,098, approximately).
The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a customized version of an existing Samsung tablet. The latest tablet is being seen as a replacement for the original Nook HD+. At $179 (Rs.11, 098), the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is competitively priced compared to the Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7.
The U.S based retailer is marketing the device as a reading device, as the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook comes pre-installed with Nook apps. One big advantage of the Samsung-made Galaxy Tab 4 Nook over the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 is its ability to access Google Play store. The latter tablet, however, uses native app store with a limited selection of apps.
The e-book focused tablet features a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels. The slate is powered by a quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM and a micro SD card slot. The tablet runs on Android 4.4.
The tablet is designed for reading e-books on the go. It has custom Barnes & Noble software, rather than Samsung's TouchWiz. The Tab 4 Nook will also come with $200 (about Rs. 12, 400, approximately) of content from Barnes & Noble, including free books, magazines, and TV episodes.
There's no update as when Samsung will launch the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet in India. The current-generation Galaxy Tab 4 can be purchased at Rs. 15,000 in India. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!