Insider: ASUS said to be 6 weeks from launching a 3G version of the Google Nexus 7
Google Nexus 7 would have to be priced higher than the $199 8GB Wi-Fi only model, but we would agree that there would be a market for it as man does not live on Wi-Fi alone. And we're not sure if this insider simply focused on 3G and the Google Nexus 7 will also be LTE enabled, or if 3G is all that ASUS is hooking the tablet up with for now.
The word is that certain things are still up in the air, such as the exact launch date and the regions where network connectivity will be offered. And of course, once you start dealing with cellular connectivity, you have to deal with the carriers. However Google decides these things, by spinners, dice, magic 8 ball, Astrology or rock/paper/scissors, serious decisions must be made. 6 weeks would take us to mid-October, so we'll look for some word from ASUS, Google, or one of the carriers before then.
1. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
now this is interesting... i think kindle will be irrelevant if its true!
3. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I just got a tmobile 4g mobile hotspot. Works fine for me.
4. 14545 (Posts: 1144; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
No thanks, I have my phone to tether off of. I don't need cellular connectivity for my tablets. No need to let them get their grubby little hands involved in something good. If anything, come out with a slightly more expensive version with MHL and an SD card slot.
5. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Nope, got what I wanted in the N7 16GB - instead of wasting money and adding a tablet to my expensive VZW plan, I will just wi-fi tether it.
6. atocruz (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Nov 2010)
Will this have an sms/call feature using simcard or the use of simcard is by 3G connectivity only??
7. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
I ve bought Samsung 7.7 but 3G is really useless....more useful is sometimes a rear camera
anyway I will change Nexus 7 for my S7.7
8. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)
I WANT MICROSD CARD SLOT, THATS IT!!!
9. 14545 (Posts: 1144; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
The only thing I would change is the lack of a micro SD slot and HDMI out. I would gladly pay an extra 50 bucks for those two things.