Barnes & Noble Rebrands Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7.0 Android Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab A NookBarnes & Noble can’t commit to a CEO, but back in May it made a commitment to sell tens of millions of dollars worth of Samsung hardware every year. That deal included a rebranded Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0, which was planned to launch by the end of the year.

That tablet was released today.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook is smaller than the Galaxy Tab E Nook which B&N launched last October. The new tablet features a 7″ display, and runs Samsung’s version of Android 5.1 Lollipop on a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU.

It has 2 cameras (2MP, 5MP – no flash), 8GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, and an accelerometer. In terms of connectivity it has Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Glomass.

This tablet weighs 9.9 ounces, measures 7.35″ x 4.27″ x 0.34″, and packs in a 4Ah battery. It retails for $139 at B&N, but can be found for less on Amazon and other sites. Samsung sells it direct for $119, and Amazon matches that price.

This tablet will do little to reverse B&N’s declining digital revenues, so I really have to wonder why they would even bother. The again, this is only a $10 million a year commitment; with annual revenues of $4 billion, Barnes & Noble can afford the loss on a flagship tablet.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. Seth Williams17 August, 2016

    It’s really sad that Barnes and Nobles can’t really get “into” the market. I look at the rebranded Samsung with Nook software and see a Samsung tablet. I really like to get into branding and the Nook name is really a cool name to have to an e-reader. Amazon has its Kindle, Voyage, Oasis and Fire readers which all spark the imagination that we are reading from a revolutionary device. Nook is such a great concept name for “a comfortable place to read”.

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