Barnes & Noble has still not given up hope on digital reading devices. More than a year after a failed collaboration between Microsoft and Nook, the company’s Nook Media division has partnered with Samsung to create a new co-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.
The new 7-inch Android tablet brings Samsung’s technology together with Nook’s content and is “optimized for reading.” Readers can purchase and read eBooks from the Nook store on the device and access Nook videos, apps and the Nook newsstand. The Wi-Fi-enabled device weighs 9.74 ounces and is .35 inches thick. It also features a 1.3-megapixel front and 3-megapixel rear-facing cameras to take pictures and to host video chats.
The device is now available in Barnes & Noble stores and online for $179. The purchase also includes $200 worth of content including the eBooks: Freakonomics, The Wanderer and I Am Number Four, as well as the TV shows: HBO’s Veep, NBC Universal’sHannibal and BBC America’s Orphan Black.