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Old 05-24-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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[DIGITimes] Google 7" Nexus to ship in July for $200

Not a new rumor but this time a little more data is provided. The rumor now has some data that give slightly more credence to the rumor.

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Google 7-inch tablet PC to ship in June with initial volume of 600,000 units
Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 24 May 2012]

Google's 7-inch tablet PC, which the company co-developed with Asustek computer, is set to start shipping in June with initial shipments to reach about 600,000 units. The machine will be officially released in the market in July ... (more...)
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Previous rumors claim the Wi-Fi-only tablet will be equipped with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and could cost as little as $199. The slate may be unveiled at Google’s annual I/O conference, which begins on June 27th.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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How do these specs compare with a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet?
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How do these specs compare with a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet?
There are two rumors going around. One is a hardware that puts it slightly better than the KFire and on par with the nook tablet. However it will be a Nexus device so it will have Stock Android 4.0 (ICS) so it will receive Google updates relatively quickly. Since it will be a tablet it will be a full tablet experience and will be open so folks can download/buy apps from Google Play, Amazon Appstore, GameFly, etc... Also users can consume content from any store like B&N, Amazon, Google, Kobo, etc... With this HW config it is rumored the price will be at $150-$200.

Another rumor is that it it will have a T3 which is a quad core processor which makes it considerably more powerful than the KFire and Nook. It will be more on par with the Transformer and iPad3. Also a Nexus device but the rumors is this device will cost between $200-$250.

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There are two rumors going around. One is a hardware that puts it slightly better than the KFire and on par with the nook tablet. However it will be a Nexus device so it will have Stock Android 4.0 (ICS) so it will receive Google updates relatively quickly. Since it will be a tablet it will be a full tablet experience and will be open so folks can download/buy apps from Google Play, Amazon Appstore, GameFly, etc... Also users can consume content from any store like B&N, Amazon, Google, Kobo, etc... With this HW config it is rumored the price will be at $150-$200.

Another rumor is that it it will have a T3 which is a quad core processor which makes it considerably more powerful than the KFire and Nook. It will be more on par with the Transformer and iPad3. Also a Nexus device but the rumors is this device will cost between $200-$250.

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I like the second rumor better. However, they need to get on the ball with pre-orders if they plan to ship in June.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:37 PM   #5
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It's a good move, if the rumours are true. Get in at an entry level point price-wise, sell boatloads, and get people used to the platform.
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It's a good move, if the rumours are true. Get in at an entry level point price-wise, sell boatloads, and get people used to the platform.
Ah my little round friend, what does the song say?

"The Times they are a changing."

ANOTHER new vendor.
7 inch TABLET.
$200 price point.
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Does anyone think that Apple can stand by and just let this onslaught continue without putting their own pony in the race?

I will go out on a limb and state that Apple MUST have a 7" tablet by Christmas!
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I will go out on a limb and state that Apple MUST have a 7" tablet by Christmas!
Yes, and they must have a special packaging that includes sandpaper, our sausage fingers are certainly not suitable for such a tiny fondleslab (nevermind that the iphone has shipped with a 3.5" screen for 5 years now).
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
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I like the sounds of that second rumor. Something that powerful in that size would be fantastic at the price estimated.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:07 PM   #9
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Sounds good but I need some specs and some real life testing.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #10
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Call me underwhelmed! This is a little too little too late as far as I'm concerned. Samsungs new 7.0 2 tablet pretty much has all I could want in a tablet. That is where my money will be going at some point.
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Call me underwhelmed! This is a little too little too late as far as I'm concerned. Samsungs new 7.0 2 tablet pretty much has all I could want in a tablet. That is where my money will be going at some point.
The tablet market is still it its infancy, so not too late. And the Samsung does not have specs matching the rumours of this Asus/Google tablet (though they are just that for now, rumours), and costs more than the rumoured $150-200 price point. If they can get decent specs, an open platform (full ICS with market, standard connectors) and hit that price point, this should sell like the proverbial hot cakes.
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Some juicy info here.

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We're nearly halfway through the year, but things are just getting started for NVIDIA, general manager Mike Rayfield told analysts on Thursday afternoon.

NVIDIA has 30 devices planned for the year. So far, we've seen just two. Of those 30 devices, some 15 will be planned for sub-$200 pricing. That's certainly the sweet spot for impulse purchases.
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Go to Google Play and what do you see? A new category:
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Right now, Devices contains one item - an unlocked / contract free Galaxy Nexus for $399. Will it soon contain a tablet?
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i hope the Nexus device has two cameras. an outward facing camera often gets ridicule on engadget and other comments sections but its so very handy when you are video chatting during parties and christmas etc to keep things in frame for the grandparents when the kids are opening presents etc. augmented reality apps are icing on the cake for my 7 year old.

- we dont own a device that can be used as above( but have experimented with a friends Galaxy 10.1) but certainly would grab up a Nexus device for under 250 with those abilities.
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Right now, Devices contains one item - an unlocked / contract free Galaxy Nexus for $399. Will it soon contain a tablet?
Well its has been rumoured that google is going to do away with 1 nexus device each year from a manufacturer. Instead it is going to for multiple nexus devices from different manufacturers and specs. I think this would be the kick needed for faster updates for most Android devices. As by doing this google will be releasing Android for different processors config etc at the same time so should increase the pace of updates.
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