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Nook Samsung event

Join us as Barnes & Noble and Samsung reveal their new tablet collaboration, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. We'll be liveblogging from the unveiling in New York City.

  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:35:58 PM
    "We've created a product that our customers told us they want."
  • sarahtew 8/20/2014 1:36:20 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:36:33 PM
    Combined Samsung's tablet technology with Nook's software, making best of both worlds.
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  • John Falcone 8/20/2014 1:37:17 PM
    Huseby is emphasizing the personal touch you can get at B&N stores
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    (something, of course, Amazon can't deliver)
  • John Falcone 8/20/2014 1:37:58 PM
    Tim Baxter, president of Samsung America, takes the stage
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  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:39:12 PM
    Emphasizes the value of the retail experience in a B&N store. Happy to have Samsung part of that experience.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:39:27 PM
    Wants to "mirror that feel" with the new tablet.
  • sarahtew 8/20/2014 1:39:49 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:40:52 PM
    Rear and front facing camera a first for Nook.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:41:13 PM
    Noted the slowing of tablet market.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:41:30 PM
    Despite market decline, sales have grown thanks to a focus on more specialized devices.
  • sarahtew 8/20/2014 1:41:36 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:41:53 PM
    This perspective is not unlike Nvidia's strategy with the Shield tablet, a gaming device.
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  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:43:10 PM
    Introducing Ryan, an employee at the bookseller. No last name given.
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  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:44:04 PM
    Says new Nook brings all content customers want in one place.
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    New tablet offers daily personalized recommendations.
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    Over 3 million books, including top-selling children's books.
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  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:45:36 PM
    Offering movies and TV shows, and seeking to bolster that content.
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    "We are here for the life of the device" for free customer service in-store for Nook users.
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  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:46:52 PM
    Willing to provide suggestions on what to read and watch next, as well as even setting up email, Facebook, etc.
  • sarahtew 8/20/2014 1:47:01 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:47:05 PM
    CEO back on stage.
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    Huseby said new tablet will be available at stores and online starting today.
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  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:47:52 PM
    For $179 -- "tremendous value."
  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:48:10 PM
    Offering more than $200 in free reading and entertainment content.
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    With free trial subscription to four magazines.
  • John Falcone 8/20/2014 1:48:53 PM
    from the press release: "
    Barnes & Noble will welcome all Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK customers with more than $200 of free NOOK reading and entertainment content including three free bestselling eBooks including Freakonomics, The Wanderer, and I Am Number Four, and an episode each of three hit TV shows: HBO’s Veep, NBC Universal’s Hannibal, and BBC America’s Orphan Black. As part of the package, magazine lovers can choose up to four 14-day free trial subscriptions from a selection of 12 popular magazines – including Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, US Weekly and more, and also receive the previous 12 issues of each title at no cost. A $5 credit will also help customers get started as they explore the NOOK Store. "
  • sarahtew 8/20/2014 1:49:09 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 8/20/2014 1:49:10 PM
    Samsung’s website priced its regular 7-inch model with 8GB of storage at $180. The 7-inch Nook HD sells for $129, according to Barnes & Noble’s website.
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