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Best Buy and Future Shop also begin Nexus 7 pre-orders

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Best Buy and Future Shop also begin Nexus 7 pre-orders
In addition to GameStop, Staples and Google itself, Best Buy and its Canadian counterpart, Future Shop, have also started to accept pre-order for Google’s new 7-inch slate. Interestingly, the Nexus 7 is listed at $259.99 for the 16 GB version with a link to Best Buy’s price match guarantee right underneath it. We’re not sure why you would opt to pay $10 more for the device, unless perhaps you have some Reward Zone certificates to burn through.

July? August?

July? August?

Nonetheless, Best Buy’s pre-order site indicates that it expects to have the device in its warehouse on August 10, 2012. Conversely, Staples says it will ship between July 12th and 17th and the official release date from Google is still Q3 2012, so we’re definitely left with some date conflicts.

What we know for sure is this slab will feature a 7-inch display, 1.3 GHz quad-core Tegra 3, 1 GB of RAM, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and that you can slap down $250 or so of your hard earned money right now and expect a tablet at your door sometime between ‘Julyish’ and ‘Augustish’. Let’s hope Staples is the winner on this one.

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posted on 08 Jul 2012, 08:11 5

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4588; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm waiting news about this year Nexus smartphones. :)

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 09:18 2

4. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


I'm right there with ya on that one.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 10:25 1

8. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i wish Samy make again next nexus

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:18

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4588; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Remember the rumor about more than one Nexus smartphone released at once. That would be nice. :)
Also Google has bought Motorola, maybe next Nexus smartphone will be Motorola (I'm not against). :)

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:24 1

10. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i only wish ......... :)

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 08:17 1

2. ahomad (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 May 2012)


they might be offering free postage, which mean they are selling it at the same price as google (nice joke though)

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 09:35

6. CharleneSchnepf (Posts: 16; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


I thought that at first as well, but Staples' site indicates $249 with free shipping when you add it to the cart. You are correct about purchasing it direct from Google though, for me, to ship to NJ, it calculates at $13.99 for shipping, while GameStop allows various options that range from $9.49 to $15.99

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 08:18 1

3. Darkerm (Posts: 98; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


I am waiting, when It comes to Bangladesh I will buy one 16GB ^_^

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 09:25 1

5. fay99 (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Asus, pls don't forget your own son, the infinity.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 10:07 1

7. PhoneBug (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 May 2012)


Yeah,i am waiting for the TF700.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 06:57

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5321; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


well I'll pay the 10 extra... google wont let me buy it even with an address in the US to ship to, so I have to go to third party places and many are selling them for 300 buz for 16GB

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