Google releases Nexus 7 with LTE, costs $350

Nexus 7

Nexus 7

Google announced today that its Nexus 7 32 GB tablet with LTE is now available through the Google Play store. The Nexus 7 was released at the end of last year followed by a newer version a few months ago. The same way many people were upset about the lack of fast LTE connectivity with the cheap Nexus 4 smartphone, the Nexus 7 tablet is now expected to fill the void.

The Nexus 7 LTE-ready tablet is available through the Google Play Store for US$350 (R3 500) and will carry a T-mobile SIM. Although this offer is available in the US (and a few other expected countries), there’s still no word of it going global as far as we know.

As you may already know it will come with a 7-inch full HD display, quad-core processor, 5MP camera, light-weight design and the latest version of Android. All and all, the Nexus 7 LTE is cheaper than the iPad Mini 16 GB.

As Engadget points out here’s the specific details of the new Nexus 7 LTE model’s wireless capabilities:

Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n
LTE (700, 850, AWS, 1900 MHz)
HSPA ( 850, 900, AWS, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC (Android Beam)

The non-LTE models are also still avialble with the 16GB being offered at US$230 and the 32GB version at US$270. The Nexus 4 also underwent some price slashing with it being on sale for only US$200 (R2 000).



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