Samsung officially revealed the latest edition to their Nook devices, in the 10.1-inch monster that will undoubtedly give solid competition to anything Amazon could produce within the Kindle lineup. While the device is new though, many have said that the device hasn’t brought enough “new” to the table in order to satisfy what has undoubtedly become standard within Galaxy tablets.
In fact, many have directly called this a “Samsung Android tablet stuffed with some Nook-related goodies.” A harsh viewpoint of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, for those who want to believe that this device will be a game changer beyond the device it’s replacing.
The latest Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will come with a 1,280×800 resolution screen, 16GB of built-in storage, and cameras that are 1.3-megapixels and 3-megapixels respectively. The device will also come with a microSD slot for additional storage and will be available for $299.
Interestingly, that is the same price as the device, which does not come with a branded name “Nook” attached to it. There will be a lot of content for the device though, from the actual Barnes and Noble perspective. Some have been contending that the price tag of $299 is only temporary though.
For those concerned about how the device will perform though, it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor and the device will see 1.5GB of RAM.
Obviously, right now outlets are just waiting actually to hear when the device will be available. That is the only major question that remains, aside from what additional markets – other than the United States, will the device be available in. It’s clear that Samsung and Nook are looking to take a bite out of Apple’s holiday season, but the question stands, as it always does – will the company be able to compete with a device that is so far ahead of the competition as a whole. Even more concerning would be questions regarding whether there is enough value in this setup to garner attention from customers that would have previously considered a traditional Galaxy tablet, instead of purchasing one of these Nook exclusive tablets.
That’s a question that Nook may have to begin considering moving forward, beyond this device, depending on the success of this device.