32GB Nexus 7 tablet could be in the shops this weekend
Two retailers, one in the UK and one in the US, have published pricing and specification details for the still officially unconfirmed larger capacity 7-inch Google tablet.gadgets Updated: Oct 19, 2012 12:23 IST
Two retailers, one in the UK and one in the US, have published pricing and specification details for the still officially unconfirmed larger capacity 7-inch Google tablet.
Argos, a UK retailer, has become the latest store to publish details of a forthcoming 32GB Nexus 7 tablet. In its Christmas brochure, published Wednesday, it details the device for sale at £200 (about $320). Less than 24 hours earlier, the Staples Advantage website in the US also listed the device with a price tag of $248.27.
Though Google has yet to confirm that such a device exists, with each passing week more evidence accumulates that suggests the larger capacity device is not only real, but could be available to order by this weekend.
The Nexus 7 has been a huge hit around the world since it was launched with either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage back in July. Aggressively priced at $199 or $249 to compete head-on with devices such as Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and HD+, it has been a hit with the tech community and consumers alike.
The Carphone Warehouse, the UK's largest independent smartphone and tablet retailer told the Telegraph on Monday that since its launch, the Nexus 7 had become its biggest-selling Android tablet.
By giving the new tablet at the same price as the existing 16GB Nexus 7 -- suggesting that prices across the range will drop to accommodate a new top model -- Google seems to be taking no chances. Amazon is set to launch a 32GB version of its Kindle Fire HD in the UK this month priced at £199 and although rumors about specifications and pricing persist, no one knows for sure how much Apple's rumored iPad Mini will cost when it goes on sale -- which industry insiders claim will occur on November 2.
First Published: Oct 19, 2012 12:21 IST