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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.

Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

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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