The next Nook chapter is a $299 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Samsung Nook tablet

Barnes & Noble is continuing its hardware partnership with Samsung, announcing the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook on Wednesday. The new $299 (after $50 instant rebate) 10.1-inch tablet follows a 7-inch version released in August for $180.  Improved Nook software comes with the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook and will be made available for the smaller model in November. Barnes & Noble says that the most requested feature in a larger device is part of the slate, which has both a 3- and 1.3-megapixel camera. Given the specs and price, I think most Nook readers are better served by purchasing a more capable tablet and simply installing the Nook software on it.