Nook Reborn as Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

By Eric Limer on at

Itching for a new Nook tablet? Well you are getting one either way! The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is here to rescue you from a Nookless existence.

The first Nook tablet since the (pretty great) Glowlight, and the first Nook tab since Barnes and Noble official gave upon the project, the new Samsung branded Nook is really a Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 at heart, with a 7-inch 1280 x 800 OLED screen, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon, and runs Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) with a slathering of Samsung's Touchwiz skin on top.

And of course it's tricked out with a layer of Nook software as well. This means a Nook app where media can be bought through the Nook store, and to get users started the Galaxy Tab Nook comes with a whole bunch of free goodies. For US users this includes an episode of HBO's Veep, an ebook copy of Freakonomics, and four 14-day trials of an assortment of magazines.

The Galaxy Tab Nook will be for sale in Barnes and Noble's brick and mortar stores over in US for $200, with a rebate of $20. At $180 (around £108) that's a compelling price when compared to the Amazon Fire HD and the Nexus 7, clocking in at $230 (£140).

As for the UK, if the Nook Glowlight is anything to go by, it could be some time before we see it in Blighty.