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Google's Asus Nexus tablet might arrive in May for $199 to $249 as the first with Google Play

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Google's Asus Nexus tablet might arrive in May for $199 to $249 as the first with Google Play
Industry sources have reconfirmed that such thing as a Google Nexus tablet is indeed in the works, and the idea was reportedly shopped to Asus, Acer and HTC for manufacturing consideration. HTC was afraid it will ruin its brand image with a cheapo Android tablet, and Acer had no internal R&D abilities to develop the affordable tablet.

We say affordable, since the price range quoted is between $199 and $249, which is more than reasonable and could give the Kindle Fire a run for its money. The Asus Nexus tablet is also said to be the first featuring the new Google Play Store in its full tablet glory.

HTC allegedly also insisted to own and guide the development of said tablet, while Asus, if you remember, already announced at CES two months ago that it has cracked the code to produce a $250 Tegra 3 7-incher - the Asus MeMO 307T

Something similar to the MeMO is probably what we are going to see from the Asus Nexus tablet - $249 quad-core slate sounds great and we can't wait for May when the supposed announcement date is.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 09 Mar 2012, 02:38 12

1. bruindog (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Can't wait to have this bad boy!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 05:42 4

4. quikric (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


Sorry bruindog, meant to hit the thumbs up.
Apologies.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 02:51 6

2. andrew1953 (Posts: 174; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Wow quad core tablet on tegra 3 roids. Speed reading

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 05:01 5

3. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Yeah Tegra 3 with 250$ is wowwww!!! :)

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:38 4

5. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


can't wait for this!!! but that name sounds a little funny to pronounced.. the Google Asus Nexus.. double -us.. but that's alright, better than New Nexus Tab..

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:38 4

6. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


If you're looking for the best value for money deal then this is probably it. But one question: true availability????

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:18 9

7. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


this will make a great gift for my daughter.. hate to say it but she is Android..

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 12:27 7

9. Whateverman (Posts: 3205; Member since: 17 May 2009)


LOL! That's a smart girl you have there, you must be a proud dad! I know that had to have broken your heart! Well buddy if it's any conciliation to you, I have had a few family members ask me (Since I am the techie in the family) which phone they should get. I qualified them the way they trained us to do at VZW, and most of the time I have to recommend the iPhone 6 out of 10 times.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 12:49 8

10. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


@Whateverman
Yeah. Though it's hard to admit, most people can't actually fully utilize a droid.

And since iPhones are relatively easier to use it's the obvious choice for a big chunk of the population.

I had experience in selling it too (for a US Telco) and I was also trained to profile people: What are you gonna use the phone mostly for? Is it a must to have data? etc, etc. Though a die-hard droider, I also recommended the iPhone a lot of times, maybe 6 out of 10 times too.

A lot of people would go to a store not knowing what to buy and goes home with an iPhone. Most droid seeking fellas have their eyes set on a specific droid even before they go to a store.

@gallitoking
Good thing you have an open mind and didn't force your daughter into your kind of OS. :p

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 15:05

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


thats really nice:)

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:26 1

8. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


lol did htc really say that i would hurt there image to sell a cheap android lol it would be a pure google tablet lol wow like your image isnt aready f up

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 13:10 7

11. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


what i thought was funn was "HTC was willing to ruin their brand image with a cheap tablet".

Uhh.. Earth to HTC, arent you doing a major brand revision because.. oh.. YOU ruined your brand image? lol. You were doing much better when you could claim a nexus under your belt. durka.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 20:20 2

12. GeckoHA559 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Nice to see people getting along here in the comments section instead of the usual.

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 06:01 1

13. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


I did not see this coming. I thought they would stick with Motorola or Samsung but ASUS is a smart choice.

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