The long awaited LTE model of the HTC built Nexus 9 has finally hit Australian shores. While you’d think the tablet would be available on Google Play, it’s retailer JB Hifi who’ve done the work here and have brought the tablet to retail first.
Ausdroid reader Jonathon saw the tablet at his Brisbane CBD store and let us know, and this morning we’ve been able to check it out live and in person here in Canberra. The Black 32GB model is selling for $718 in JB Hifi stores, with no listing on the JB website as yet. There’s no listing on the JB internal system for the White or Sand coloured models, and as confirmed on the Google Play listing, there isn’t a 16GB model available.
The LTE model of the Nexus 9 is physically the same as the Wi-Fi model, save for a SIM card slot on the left hand side of the tablet. The JB rep advised that several stores appeared to have stock, so if you’re in the market for an LTE model it appears to be quite well represented. The JB rep had no indication of accessories arriving for the tablet, so it’s a matter of wait and see.
Inquiries to The Good Guys and Harvey Norman produced no listing for the LTE Nexus 9, or the Wi-Fi for that matter, so it’s still only limited Telstra stores if you’re interested in the Wi-Fi Nexus 9. If you’ve been waiting for the Nexus 9 with LTE, then here’s your chance.