Haven’t pre-ordered your Google Nexus 7 tablet from the Google Play Store yet because you want to see it first and see how a 7″ tablet feels in the hand? Well looks like Asus and Google are about to make your wish come true, they’ve advised Gizmodo that they will soon be stocking the tablet in store at a number of large retailers.
The Nexus 7 tablet will be sold at Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, Bing Lee, The Good Guys, Retravision, Radio Rentals, Officeworks, EB Games, Costco, BSR and other authorised ASUS resellers with a price tag of $319 for the 16GB version, which is basically what you pay when you order from the Google Play Store including the cost of delivery.
This is a pretty big leap for Google and also Asus with this many retailers coming on board this early in the piece so the tablet obviously has them excited for a good quality tablet at the lower end of the price spectrum. There is definitely a market for the lower end tablet as we saw with the Aldi tablet a couple of weeks ago which sold out in minutes at most stores across Australia and it was quite modestly specc’d. The Nexus 7 offers some pretty premium hardware, runs Jelly Bean and offers updates directly from Google along with a pretty nice design, all in all I can’t wait to receive mine, how about everyone else, will being able to pick one up from a store change your mind about purchasing one?