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32GB Google Nexus 7 appears on Staples' website; price matches 16GB version

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32GB Google Nexus 7 appears on Staples' website; price matches 16GB version
Staples business website shows a 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7

Staples business website shows a 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7

If there were ever a poorly kept secret, it would be that there will be a 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7. This version of the Asus built 7 inch Android tablet has been spotted in Spain at a price of 279 EUR ($360 USD) while a buyer in Japan accidentally received the 32GB version of the tablet after buying a different variant of the tablet online. The first time the device was spotted was on the inventory system belonging to U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse and it has been seen enough times since then for there to be some truth about its existence.

The latest sighting of the 32GB Google Nexus 7 was on the website of business retailer Staples. More precisely, it was on the business storefront for the retailer, called Staples Advantage. At $248.37, it is priced below the 16GB model's tag of $251.49. This would seem to indicate that the 16GB model is going to be scratched, something that would probably be announced at the same time the 32GB model is announced. The delivery date is listed as October 18th which would be Thursday and that part of the listing might be a tad hard to swallow. Let's assume everything but the delivery date is legitimate.

source: AndroidPolice via Engadget

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posted on 17 Oct 2012, 00:23 1

1. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Why would it make sense to get rid of the 16GB Nexus 7 and not the utterly useless 8GB? It should have never launched with such a paltry amount of storage to begin with.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 00:29 1

2. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


8GB is still good, if only it was exactly 8GB free space, too bad the OS takes some from that free space. Just like how the 32GB version actually has around 27GB of free space....

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 00:39

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


exactly.......but now this is making me wonder if the LG nexus 4 will indeed come with 8gb since the trend seems to be constant with nexus devices :(

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:14

5. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


May be That's the price you pay for getting vanilla flavored android

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:24

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


they could at least make it 10gb which would drop the available storage to around 8gb......would also make things look better from a consumers stand point of view without sacrificing the price point they're trying to push

Gotta be wise about it, they can do this!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:31

7. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Nope, I dont think they will. Now There is a universal convention that memory's of the phone should be in powers of 2. like 8,16,32,64 and the latest Samsung's 128 GB eMMC memory chips... Thats the way it is. And neither Google nor anyone will break that convention anytime soon..

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:42

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


well selling a phone this good at a low price has never been done either! but I know where you're coming from. Hopefully if they cant do that then they will still be able to fit 16gbs in there because it would be a real shame to have that much power with so little space to work with

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:53

9. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Its not a shame. Cloud Storage is there is to save the day, but won't be an ideal solution.. if you crave for more memory just wait for other OEMS nexuses...

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 03:01 2

10. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Which is why I find it ridiculous to have such a device that you will use to consume media on to come with such a low amount of storage 8GB, most phones come with that out of the gate and we're talking smartphones here, Nexus 7 is a tablet, 16GB should be the standard no if ands or buts about it.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 16:11

11. Dr.Phil (Posts: 893; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I take a different stance than PA, I think the 8GB will soon become the $100 or possibly $150 tablet. The 16GB will drop down to the $200 price range, while the 32GB takes it's place.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 00:51 1

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


Nice price tag :)

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