A Barnes & Noble tablet, made by Samsung, for 79

Samsung and Barnes & Noble are releasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook today, both in Barnes & Noble retail stores as well as online. A variant of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4, the Tab 4 Nook comes loaded with Barnes & Noble software rather than Samsung's TouchWiz.

Barnes & Noble call the Tab 4 Nook the first Android tablet optimized for reading. The software is designed to give users easy access to media, be it books, magazines, or TV. It is custom Barnes & Noble software, rather than Samsung's TouchWiz, and customers will be able to access the Google Play Store. The Tab 4 Nook will also come with $200 of content from Barnes & Noble, including free books, magazines, and TV episodes.

As far as specs, it's a Galaxy Tab 4. The display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 and it comes with 8GB of internal storage. This can be expanded to 32GB with an microSD card. Barnes & Noble says that the Tab 4 Nook should get up to 10 hours of battery life with normal usage.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is available today, both in Barnes & Noble retail locations as well as on their website. It will cost $199, though Barnes & Noble's instant rebate brings that down to $179.

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Source: Business Wire