Updated: The new Samsung Galaxy Tab and Nook hybrid has a bigger screen, Mobile device

Update: A Barnes & Noble representative sent TechRadar the following statement concerning global availability for the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook:

‘Our co-branded tablets with Samsung will certainly be available in the United States. While we don’t have strategies to broaden internationally at this time, there is no prohibition in the agreement for this. We just recently introduced our popular NOOK GlowLight in the UK and remain to offer our totally free NOOK Reading app for Win 8 in 32 countries.’

Original story follows…

Samsung and Barnes & Noble are attempting to one-up Amazon with their most current team-up tablet, the brand-new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.

Where the first Galaxy Tab 4 Nook rivaled other 7-inch tablets, the new Galaxy Tab/Nook hybrid has a bigger 10.1-inch screen.

Bear in mind that prior to presenting the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Amazon had actually been rumored to be working on a 10.1-inch Kindle Fire.

Can Samsung and Barnes & Noble fill the space where that tablet should have been?

The Nook touch

The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook gadgets are basically typical Android tablets with a little an additional focus on Barnes & Noble’s Nook environment of ebooks and other home entertainment content.

They fill the very same duty that Amazon’s Kindle Fire line performs in contrast to its typical, book-focused Kindles, like the Kindle Voyage: to obtain users to eat motion pictures, TELEVISION programs and publications in addition to ebooks.

For example the 10.1-inch Tab 4 Nook launches with $200 (about ₤ 125, AU$ 230) of totally free Nook material, according to a news release the two business sent today. This content consists of ‘bestselling books, popular TV programs, leading publications and apps.’

Specs-wise, the brand-new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook corresponds the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, giving it a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1280 x 800 display, 1.5 GB of memory, 16GB of storage, and GPS, plus 3- and 1.3-megapixel electronic cameras. It likewise includes a new variation of the Nook shopping and usage software.

The tablet launched today in B&N stores and online for a ‘special initial rate’ of $299 (about ₤ 186, AU$ 340) (after a mail-in rebate). We have actually asked Barnes & Noble to verify whether the brand-new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will certainly launch outside the United States, and we’ll update if we hear back.