New 7.0-inch Galaxy Tab A NOOK is the Next-Generation Reader’s
Tablet, Designed with the NOOK Experience Readers Love and the Latest
Tablet Features They Need
Galaxy Tab A NOOK Available for Only $139.99 with a Special Content
Offer; Existing Customers Have the Chance to Upgrade to the New Device
for Only $99.99
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail
bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, in conjunction with Samsung Electronics America,
today introduced the Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK, the newest addition to
the NOOK by Samsung lineup and the next-generation reader’s
tablet, designed with the NOOK experience readers love and the latest
tablet features they need. The Galaxy Tab A NOOK is available
for purchase starting today at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and
online at BN.com
for only $139.99. Existing NOOK customers can upgrade to the newest NOOK
by Samsung device at an even greater value, for only $99.99, by
trading in or showing proof of purchase of any NOOK device at any Barnes
& Noble store. Barnes & Noble Members taking advantage of this
incredible, limited-time upgrade offer will also receive a free cover
for their device (a $39.95 value).
“The Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK is the perfect device for customers who
are looking for a leading tablet that combines the latest features and a
great reading experience at an unbeatable price,” said Fred Argir, Chief
Digital Officer at Barnes & Noble. “By adding the 7-inch Tab A NOOK to
the lineup alongside the cutting-edge Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK®,
the large-screen Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK® and the popular
NOOK GlowLight Plus™ eReader, Barnes & Noble has an amazing
lineup of devices for everyone in the family heading into the
back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons.”
Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK
The Galaxy Tab A NOOK is the next-generation reader’s
tablet designed with the NOOK experience readers love and the latest
tablet features they need, including a 2-megapixel front-facing camera,
GPS and an integrated FM tuner for radio (no Wi-Fi® required)
that makes tuning into local FM radio easier than ever before. The
Galaxy Tab A NOOK gives users access to all the best
Android apps, and is equipped with the most advanced technology so that
they can enjoy fast downloads, smooth web browsing, crisp text and vivid
images. The Tab A runs Lollipop (Android 5.1) and has access to the
Google Play store.
The Galaxy Tab A NOOK offers users an enhanced digital
bookstore experience, integrated with the latest NOOK software (version
4.6) and BN.com
bookmarked directly onto the home screen of the device so that they have
quick and easy access to Barnes & Noble’s vast product offering. Plus,
the Galaxy Tab A NOOK enables the expansion of storage
space from 8GB to an additional 200GB via a microSD card (sold
separately), including the ability to download certain NOOK Books®
directly to the microSD card.
The enhanced digital bookstore experience continues with the Galaxy Tab
A NOOK as users will be able to read for hours on end
due to the device’s extra long battery life, with up to 11 hours of
Internet usage.* Plus, users will never run out of content ideas for
their next great read, as the device features B&N Readouts™, which
brings the pleasures of bookstore browsing and discovery to the NOOK
digital experience. Additionally, NOOK Audiobooks will be coming to the
Samsung Galaxy Tab A in September via a software update, providing
seamless access to nearly 80,000 digital audiobooks, including 9,500
The whole family can enjoy the Galaxy Tab A NOOK as it features NOOK
Profiles™, enabling families to customize up to 6 profiles
that turn the tablet into a personalized reading and entertainment
center. Parents will appreciate the ease of setting up profiles for
their children with lots of relevant kid-friendly NOOK content for them
to enjoy, while managing appropriate content and access to the NOOK Store®.
B&N Readouts: Bookstore-Like Browsing and Free
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK comes equipped with B&N Readouts, an
innovative feature that brings the pleasures of bookstore browsing and
discovery to the NOOK digital experience. B&N Readouts offers a daily
selection of addictive quick reads that can be enjoyed anytime and
anywhere on all NOOK by Samsung devices including the new Galaxy Tab A
NOOK, the Free NOOK Reading Apps™ for Android™ and
iOS® devices, the NOOK GlowLight Plus, and at www.bn.com/readouts.
Leveraging Barnes & Noble’s vast content catalog and deep bookseller
knowledge, B&N Readouts delivers compelling two-minute book excerpts as
well as full articles from current issues of popular periodicals. These
mobile-friendly quick reads are tailored to users’ favorite genres and
subjects and optimized for sharing. A delightful tasting menu for
readers of every interest, B&N Readouts is curated by Barnes & Noble’s
editors to surprise and delight always-on, on-the-go customers.
Plus, through B&N Readouts, customers can join the thousands of NOOK
readers on Serial Reads, Barnes & Noble’s popular program of free
fiction serials through which subscribers enjoy a new book every month,
delivered free in daily chapters directly to their devices. Titles are
hand-picked by Barnes & Noble editors across genres and a variety of
NOOK by Samsung: Extraordinary Reading &
Customers who trade up to any NOOK by Samsung device will find an
impressive collection of digital content to explore from Barnes & Noble.
The expansive NOOK Store’s reading and entertainment content offering
Over 4 million books including bestsellers, new releases, classics and
enhanced titles with special content, including more than 1 million
titles priced under $5.
- Nearly 80,000 digital audiobooks, including 9,500 free titles.**
An extensive collection of popular comic books and graphic novels, as
well as picture-perfect art, photography, travel guides and cookbook
An expansive digital selection of best-loved children’s books – over
110,000 – including chapter books and a selection of more than 11,000
interactive picture books.
The NOOK Newsstand®, with the largest digital collection of
the top 100 bestselling U.S. magazines available for both digital
subscriptions and single copy sale, and a vast collection of
newspapers and magazines from around the world. Reading tools like
ArticleView® lets the reader focus on the text,
customized to their needs, and the Visual Table of Contents provides a
quick scan of the entire issue, allowing readers to jump directly to
any article or section.
Availability, In-Store Support and Other
All NOOK devices come with free lifetime in-store support. NOOK
customers can visit any of Barnes & Noble’s 640 stores across the
country for complimentary, personal support, including help setting up
their NOOK device and organizing their library. While in-store,
customers can speak with any of the company’s expert booksellers, access
free Wi-Fi and enjoy the popular Read In Store® program,
which allows guests to read any book free for up to one hour per day.
Customers can also take advantage of a full calendar of popular NOOK
events, including NOOK Night workshops, family Storytimes, book
discussion groups and author signings.
*Based on laboratory testing. Results may vary. Battery power
consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier
network, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected,
vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls, and
voice, data and other application-usage patterns.
**Available in September via a software update.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s
largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products. The Company operates 640 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com
The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK®
tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store
features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com),
plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content
across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™
available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting
the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers®
and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble,
Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are
trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.
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