As Barnes & Noble(s bks) struggles to remain relevant in the ebook market, it’s turning to Samsung in hopes of boosting digital content sales. The company announced a partnership on Thursday that will bring co-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablets to the U.S. market by early August.
While details on the tablet are relatively scarce from the announcement, this decision does appear very innovative. Samsung already sells its own version of the Galaxy Tab 4 for $200; it’s an entry level 7-inch slate running Samsung’s custom software on top of Google(s goog) Android. What exactly will a co-branded model offer to customers?
My guess: This will get the Nook branding and the freely-available Nook software pre-installed. Perhaps there will be some bonus content as well; Samsung already offers $700 worth of digital content and subscriptions for its more expensive tablets. The device will also be sold in Barnes…
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