Samsung and Barnes & Noble have teamed up for the bookseller’s latest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. Available today for $179, the new tablet will sport a 7-inch display, $200 in free content, and in-store customer support. But what else makes the Tab 4 Nook special? Have a look at the top five features of this new tablet.
Incredible Design and Display: The Tab 4 Nook has a 7-inch, 1280 x 800-pixel display, Designed with stunning resolution, it’s easy to get lost in a thrilling movie or action-packed game, flip through your favorite magazine, and enjoy the latest popular apps. At 9.74 ounces, the Tab 4 Nook is lighter than the 10.7-ounce Fire HDX and the 10.9-ounce Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display.
Nook Software: In addition to running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Tab 4 Nook will have Barnes & Noble’s Nook software. However, it will be in app form, rather than a whole interface. On the bottom right of the home screen of the tablet is a Resume Reading button. When this button is pressed, the tablet will open the book you were reading to the exact spot you left off.
The Nook app will offer personalized recommendations based on your reading and viewing habits and preferences. With years of bookselling experience, NOOK offers you more than just a great tablet. You’ll get personalized recommendations and exclusively curated collections, plus an amazing array of interactive kids’ books, learning apps & more.
Multiple User Accounts: In what could be the best feature for families, the Tab 4 Nook will support up to six accounts, so that parents can load content specific and appropriate to each of their children on separate interfaces. Interactive kids’ books features include Read to Me, Read and Play, and Read and Record to encourage learning. However, there was no mention of a FreeTime-like feature, which lets parents set time limits on the type of content their children are viewing.
Raise Your Tablet Standards with Multi Window: Like other recent Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Galaxy S5, the Tab 4 Nook will have a multi-window mode, so users can have two apps open at once on the display. This could be useful when you’re reading a book and you want to look up a term or browse your email.
Video Chat: The Tab 4 Nook will have a front 1.3-MP camera, which should suffice for video chats. While the Nook’s rear-facing 3-MP camera is pretty ho-hum, the Amazon HDX lacks a rear camera altogether.
It contains Tools for Everyday Life: Front and rear-facing cameras let you take and share pictures or chat with family, while the built-in GPS enables location-based apps1 to give you helpful information when you need it most. What else you need?