Updated 19 May, 2013, 5:16 pm IST
Major U.S. retailers running out of Nexus 7 tablet units
| by Anuradha Shetty |
Just yesterday, we had reported about retailers selling Google's much anticipated Nexus 7 tablet online at a time when Google officially claims that the product is not out for sale yet. Now, just a day later, GameStop, Staples, Sam's Club, Office Depot, and Walmart are running out of stocks. According to reports, GameStop revealed that it has "run through its first two allocations of the tablet, co-developed by Google and Taiwan's Asustek that starts at $199 and has drawn glowing reviews from major gadget reviewers." Further, according to reports, Sam's Club, a warehouse chain owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc, and Staples also listed the 7-inch tablet as being out of stock yesterday. "Office Depot's website continued to offer the device for sale as of the afternoon," the report added.
Flying off the shelves!!
Another store selling the Nexus 7 was Adorama. They were selling the 16GB ASUS Google Nexus 7 at a price of $249.99 (approximately Rs.14,000). But now, Google has reportedly asked Adorama to halt sales of the Nexus 7. However, you still have the option for pre-orders and the tablet might only start shipping after the second half of the month. Another site to sell the product was EBuyer.
On a related note, we do hope that the Nexus 7 reaches Indian shores as soon as possible, as we cannot wait to get our hands on this low-budget, quad-core beauty. For those not in the know, this model comes equipped with a seven-inch IPS display that boasts a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chip. As for the memory, Google has added a 1GB RAM, which should enable the tablet to compete with the best in the business. This tablet should be a gamer's delight and Google has touted it as a serious gaming device with its 12-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU.
This ASUS-made tablet is not just designed to take on Apple’s highly successful iPad, but will also pose a stiff threat to the Amazon Kindle Fire, and Google aims to tackle the competition better with its pricing strategy. The Google Nexus 7 tablet is available in two storage capacities - 8GB and 16GB - and the brand has priced it extremely competitively at $199 and $249, respectively. This puts to rest the countless rumours surrounding the pricing of the tablet, some of which had pointed out that the price would be in the sub-$200 price bracket.
As far as connectivity is concerned, there had been rumours that the Google Nexus 7 tablet would not come equipped with 3G connectivity, in order to keep the price to a minimum and the brand has done just that. The connectivity options found on this flagship Google Nexus 7 tablet include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth and NFC capabilities. This tablet also comes with Google Wallet pre-installed. As for the camera featured here, it comes as no surprise that Google has added only a front-facing camera that can be used for video calls, but what is interesting is that this camera can shoot HD 720p videos.
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