Continuing its co-branding partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble has released the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook for $400.
Barnes & Noble doesn't make its own Nook tablets anymore, but it is continuing its partnership with Samsung and releasing a new co-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook that includes some content freebies.
The 8-inch Galaxy Tab S2 is Samsung's current flagship tablet ( check out CNET's first take here ) and the Nook version -- available now -- retails for $400. That price includes a special limited-time offer for you to choose three free Nook Books and three free Nook Magazines from a selection of titles, plus a $5 starter credit and free lifetime in-store support.
The device has 32GB of built-in storage and an expansion slot that allows you to add up to 128GB of additional space.
Barnes & Noble also sells two step-down Galaxy tablets: the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 ($250) and the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 7.0 ($150). All of the co-branded tablets run Barnes & Noble's skinned version of Android -- they have their own custom Barnes & Noble interfaces with access to Barnes & Noble's content apps -- but also offer full access to the Google Play store so you can load any Android apps you want.