Nexus 7 Mobicity
The hottest tablet to get at the moment is the new Nexus 7 (2013) from Asus and Google, but with a retail launch looking to be in Early September and no word from Google on when it will launch on the Play Store, Australians are understandably looking elsewhere and Mobicity have just put up their pre-order site for both the 16GB and 32GB version.

The pricing for the Nexus 7 (2013) is set at $389.95 for the 16GB version or at $439.95 for the 32GB version. The tablet is available for pre-order only at this stage and Mobicity are liasing with their warehouse to get an exact ETA on when they will be in stock. Shipping is an extra $24.95 on top of these prices.

There is no word on the LTE model, however I’m pretty sure that Mobicity will be waiting on the release of the European version of the LTE Nexus 7 (2013) before making any decisions on whether to offer it or not. Keep your eyes out, we’ll update if Mobicity begin offering that model.

If you want a Nexus 7 (2013) this far out from the official Australian launch, then you can certainly check out Mobicity to place a pre-order. Pricing is a little on the high side, but Mobicity offer their own local warranty to alay concerns over importing. Asus does have international warranty for the Nexus 7, at least according to their support website for those looking to import via other methods.

UPDATE: Mobicity has advised that the new Nexus 7 (2013) in both 16GB/32GB capacities are due to arrive in their warehouse tomorrow.

Source: Mobicity - Nexus 7 (2013).
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GingerNutter
GingerNutter
7 years ago

Went with the Sammy Tab 3 8″ as it supports MHL and microSD card. It’s cheaper than MobiCity Nexus7 at 350bucks.

masri
masri
7 years ago

Ridiculous pricing! I ordered it from amazon using a us address assigned to me by a forwarding company and am having it delivered from them by fedex priority – total cost for a 16G Wiifi = 300 AUD with all shipping costs.

Andrew Palozzo
Reply to  masri
7 years ago

Yup… or another alternative is BHPhotoVideo.com they ship without having to use a forwarder… came to $300 AUD as well..

TT
TT
7 years ago

It seems we can’t buy from play store for a while..

wali bak
wali bak
7 years ago

the main reason for nexus 7 high demand was its affordable price, with this price i would better off get ipad which doesn’t have any screen leak and is of premium quality

Blake
Blake
7 years ago

Haha good luck. No way at those stupid prices.

Adam Sacco
Adam Sacco
7 years ago

This is just Mobicity price-gouging on an yet-to-be-released-locally product. I mean, more power to them, but this is no different from people putting them up on the play store for $1000 hoping someone will be desperate enough to bite.

Luke Monahan
Luke Monahan
7 years ago

Well, hopefully the Play edition won’t be that expensive, and they won’t get away with a price gouge like that for too much longer :S

More than 50% markup from the US price for an unknown delivery date is a wee bit too much for me.

Joshua Hill
Joshua Hill
Reply to  Luke Monahan
7 years ago

If you do the currency conversions and ignore the shipping and handling costs to get it too Australia it’s about a 50% markup. ($230 US -> $260 AU @ 50% markup = $390 AU)

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Joshua Hill
7 years ago

The cost isn’t actually $220, you have to add tax on top, because tax isn’t included.

Joshua Hill
Joshua Hill
Reply to  Matt
7 years ago

Thanks, so a bit less than a 50% markup. Still seems way too much to me. I’ll wait for Google’s AU pricing.