The Nexus 9 WiFi model is now available from Google Play, with orders winging their way to Australians now through couriers, but the ability to pick one up at retail is not looking likely at least according to Australian retailer Bing Lee.
Though the Nexus 7 was carried fairly widely by retailers at launch, with the tablet remaining quite popular throughout both iterations, it seems the Nexus 9 won’t be, but that’s not from a lack of trying. We’ve been approaching many Australian retailers about retail availability of the Nexus 9, and Bing Lee have advised that stock is quite hard to get a hold of. The tablet will apparently be quite scarce at retail, at least until next year, with Bing Lee advising :
There will be very little stock in the market for the remainder of the year with no retail presence.
For their part, HTC have been deferring queries on Nexus branded products to Google, who we’ve approached for comment, but so far we’ve yet to hear back from them. We’ll update if there’s any further information, but if you’re in the market for a Nexus 9, Google Play is looking like your best option.