After becoming available for several Canadian retailers, the Nexus 7 finally arrives to Google Play Store, for $229 for the 16GB version and $269 for the 32GB version. Attention, these are Canadian dollars. At the same price tag, the device can also be purchased from Best Buy, Staples and Future Shop. The price includes free shipping in one or two working days. Google also released a form-fitting case called the Nexus 7 Sleeve. This is available for $29.99 (also Canadian). The company is very proud of its new tablet, calling it “powerful, portable and carrying the world’s sharpest 7 inch screen”. The device is also said to be thinner, lighter and faster than the previous version.
We were telling you some Nexus 7 ( 2013 ) specs a while ago, but we’ll get back to them later on for a short presentation. According to our source, the LTE version is not available in Canada at the time, but the available version for Canada are Wi-Fi. The device is available on Best Buy for over three weeks.
The price is great and the features aren’t bad either, so let’s take a look at them and then you can decide for yourselves if I’m right:
- 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 7.9×4.5×0.3 inches
- 11.2 ounces
- 7-inch, 1920×1200 display
- 16/32GB of storage
- 1.2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS
- Bluetooth 4.0 support
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- 4,000mAh battery
I have no idea when the tablet will become available for the rest of the world. According to some sources, it should arrive in some European countries like Germany, France or Spain, as well as in South Korea, Japan or Australia, soon. But, hey, at least it’s here. I know you’ve all been waiting for it, for a long time.