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.
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.