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Old 10-29-2012, 07:30 AM   #61
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I wonder if they'd be allowed to sell them before the official announcement. They were supposed to be available on the 30th, but with the event postponed, you'd expect Google to tell stores to hold back.
The NookHD goes out this week and the tablets are in the stores. Being sold by now. Not much room left for waiting; the xmas tech-toy shopping season is almost upon us.
I'm hoping for Nexus10 sightings but those were probably going to be for pre-order only anyway.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:36 AM   #62
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Those wimps, we get 4-6 typhoons every year and nobody even bats an eyelash. And they stop a tablet introduction for a little hurricane?
It wasn't the hurricane, they closed the stock market.
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I wonder if they'd be allowed to sell them before the official announcement. They were supposed to be available on the 30th, but with the event postponed, you'd expect Google to tell stores to hold back.
Most contracts for limiting product sale starts just stipulate a start date
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:55 PM   #66
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About as expected. Competitive but not earth-shattering.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #67
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I'm surprised that the Nexus 10 doesn't have an option for cellular connectivity. Also, what is the cost of the data plan for the Nexus 7?
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:14 PM   #68
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Here's the official Blog post, substituting for the cancelled media briefing:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/...ree-sizes.html
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Nexus 10: Powerful and shareable
Nexus 10 is the ultimate tablet for watching movies or reading magazines. We wanted to build a premium entertainment device, so we partnered with Samsung to do just that. Nexus 10 is the highest resolution tablet on the planet with a 10.055" display at 2560-by-1600 (300ppi), that's over 4 million pixels right in your hands. It comes with a powerful battery that will get you up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. With a set of front-facing stereo speakers, you can watch movies right from your Nexus 10 and they simply sound awesome. But what makes Nexus 10 unique is that it's the first truly shareable tablet. With Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. We believe that everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff -- email, apps, bookmarks, and more. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores.
Hmm, nope.
Not doing it for me.
Neither is this:
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Google Play: More entertainment, more countries
We’ve recently added a ton of great new entertainment to Google Play, such as movies and TV shows from Twentieth Century Fox. Earlier this year we expanded our service beyond movie rentals and now you can purchase movies and build a library of your favorites in Google Play. Today we’re bringing movie purchasing to more countries - Canada, the U.K., France, Spain and Australia.
We’re also excited to announce two new partnerships. We’re now working with Time, Inc. to bring you even more magazines like InStyle, PEOPLE, TIME and others. And we’ve partnered with Warner Music Group who will be adding their full music catalog with new songs coming each day. We’re now working with all of the major record labels globally, and all the major U.S. magazine publishers, as well as many independent labels, artists and publishers.

On November 13, we're bringing music on Google Play to Europe. Those of you in the U.K, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to purchase music from the Google Play store and add up to 20,000 songs—for free—from your existing collection to the cloud for streaming to your Android devices or web browser. We’re also launching our new matching feature to streamline the process of uploading your personal music to Google Play. We’ll scan your music collection and any song we match against the Google Play catalog will be automatically added to your online library without needing to upload it, saving you time. This will be available in Europe at launch on November 13 and is coming to the U.S. soon after. This will all be for free—free storage of your music, free matching, free syncing across your devices and free listening.

Great value
We’ve always focused on building great devices at great value. And we think today’s devices offer the very best that money can buy. Here are more details on when and where you can pick up your next Nexus device:

•Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).
•Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.
•Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada.
•Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.
A Nexus device is much more than simply a phone or tablet. It’s your connection to the best of Google—all of your stuff and entertainment, everywhere you go with no hassle. Now you have three new Nexus devices, a new improved version of Jelly Bean and more entertainment than ever before—all available on Google Play. The playground is open.
They're going after Apple, no question.
They should do pretty well, but with the NookHD+ and FireHD9 going international they'll have to work for it.
That SD card slot is looming like a really big hole at *those* prices.
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  • $299 -- 32GB -- WiFi + Mobile Data (unlocked)


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Those are great prices. I didn't expect the nexus 10 to be under 450, especially given the high res screen. Does it have SD expansion? And the nexus 4? That's a steal!
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Those are great prices. I didn't expect the nexus 10 to be under 450, especially given the high res screen. Does it have SD expansion? And the nexus 4? That's a steal!
It doesn't look like it has an expansion slot. Here is a screen shot of the specs page.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:27 PM   #71
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Google Music to Europe? I'm in.. As soon as I find out exactly what it does.. But it sounds nice.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #72
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No expansion slot is a bummer.

I' wanted to go for the smaller internal memory (16GB) to save money, but if I cannot expand it, I might just as well spend $100 more for 32GB.
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Google Music to Europe? I'm in.. As soon as I find out exactly what it does.. But it sounds nice.
I love Google Music. For free, it allows you to upload up to 20,000 songs, which can be accessed using an official Google app, several third party apps (on iOS), or through the website. So, anywhere you have an internet connection, you have access to your music.

One (slight) downside - it can take a reeeeaaaalllly loooooong time to upload all your music. My initial upload was 11,000 songs, and it took about two days. But once it all uploaded, it's great. I use my iPhone and iPad to access all my songs and plug them into the headset in my truck when I travel.

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Pretty much what everyone was forecasting. I'll be buying one for my son for Christmas, probably. I would be happy with the 16GB if it had a microSD slot; since it doesn't, I'll have to go 32GB.
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The nexus 7 with cellular data looks like an awesome deal. The 10 is a great price too, of course. Curious to check these out--does Best Buy carry these in store?
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