The arrival of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook effectively ends Barnes & Noble's ill-fated foray into hardware design. But what's in it for Samsung?
Michael Huseby, who started as CFO and was promoted to president last year, will lead the bookseller's retail, college, and Nook Media operations.
The bookstore operator said it will separate its retail unit from its Nook Media business.
The bookseller's devices and e-books business blames "lower average selling prices and lower device unit sales" for a more than 32 percent decrease in revenue during its fiscal second quarter.
20th Century Fox and NBCUniversal programs will be available as the new tablets launch this week.
The bookseller will continue to design and make Nook color devices, with at least one new Nook set for the holiday season, as its chairman shelves a bid to buy the retail side.
In effort to increase their share of the tablet pie, Amazon and B&N are running frequent specials on their Kindle and Nook devices this holiday season.
The Nook maker's stock rose to $26 at open today, doubling its Friday closing price. Shares cooled off a bit as the morning moved along, but not by all that much.
Best Buy's deal of the day shaves $30 off the price of this popular (and versatile) touch-powered e-reader.
The deal allows Barnes & Noble to deliver films and television shows to U.K.-based Nook HD and Nook HD+ owners.