Barnes & Noble charges as little as $100 for ‘new’ Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook

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Could it be a coincidence that the largest retail bookseller stateside practically took the wraps off the “next-generation reader’s tablet” at the same time as Kobo unveiled the premium Aura One e-book reader?

Probably not, but what leaves us scratching our heads in even more confusion is Barnes & Noble’s apparent broken promise from back March. It seems the Nook brand will live on at least a little while longer after all, with Samsung’s pivotal help, which had no problem letting B&N fork the already TouchWiz-skinned interface of yet another Galaxy slate.

This time, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 that’s getting the “Barnes & Noble at your fingertips” treatment, with default access to the New York-based company’s vast e-book library, best-selling magazines and newspapers just one tap away, B&N Readouts and other proprietary apps pre-installed.

Exactly like the Nook-tweaked versions of the Galaxy Tab S2, Tab E and Tab 4, the modified 7-inch Tab A carries identical internals to the standard model, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB storage and 4,000 mAh battery included.

The Galaxy Tab A Nook also runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out the box, sports 1,280 x 800 display resolution, and comes loaded with middling 5 and 2MP cameras, all for a list price of $140. “Existing Nook customers” looking for an upgrade can see that slashed to a measly $100, receiving a free additional $40-worth cover merely by showing proof of past Nook purchase. Not such a bad overall deal, huh?

Source: Business Wire

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Adrian Diaconescu

Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).