Samsung Galaxy 4 Tab Nook Announced, Partnership With Barnes & Noble Will Yield 7-Inch E-Reader This Summer 2014 [IMAGE]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jun 05, 2014 01:34 PM EDT

Barnes & Noble and Samsung have announced a partnership to create a Galaxy-branded Nook tablet, which they expect to launch this August.

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The hardware will be a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, the companies announced in a press release today. They are looking to combine Samsung's popular and well-received hardware with the software and reading experience of Barnes & Noble's Nook products.

"We are very excited and proud to partner with Samsung, a world-class technology and tablet leader, to create customized co-branded devices featuring our valuable NOOK reading experience and digital content catalog for Barnes & Noble customers nationwide," said Michael P. Huseby, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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"Standing behind these great new devices will be the power of our 40,000 Barnes & Noble booksellers combined with our deep bookselling and retail expertise to provide sales support and personalized in-store customer service for our lineup of new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK products. Partnering with Samsung brings our customers great new products and evidences our commitment to our NOOK customers and growing our digital content business."

The products will be sold at Barnes & Noble retail locations across the U.S., as well as online through the company's website. Samsung expressed its pleasure with the partnership as well, offering quotes from its perspective in the press release.

"Samsung has had a strong relationship with Barnes & Noble, offering the company's award-winning reading experience to users of Galaxy Tab products," said Tim Baxter, President of Samsung Electronics America. "Samsung is dedicated to providing consumers with choices that best fit their lifestyle. So, we are excited to be taking this next step with Barnes & Noble to offer Galaxy Tab 4 devices that are tailored to the needs of their customers and enhance the NOOK reading experience."

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