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Nexus 7 rolls out in Japan as Google expands its sales outreach

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Nexus 7 rolls out in Japan as Google expands its sales outreach
The Google Nexus 7 is probably the best tablet you can buy right now if you’re looking for something both affordable and fully functional, but problem with it is its not really easily available globally - as say the iPad - to achieve the same financial success. Google has just fixed a part of that today by launching the Nexus 7 in Japan, possibly one of the most important markets for the company. Chairman Eric Schmidt himself flew to Japan for the launch and had a few interesting comments about Google Maps on iOS.

The Nexus 7 16GB version will retail for ¥19,800 (around $254) on Google Play Japan, and it’d also be available on the country’s biggest retailers such as Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera, and Joshin. That’s essential for boosting sales of the 7-inch tablet.

Google has most recently pushed its market outreach by making the Nexus 7 available in Europe as well. While this would certainly boost sales of the tablet, it is much more likely this expanded geographics really are preparing the soil for a much more massive launch of something like say a new Nexus smartphone. That’s just a speculation, but we see no reason why Google wouldn’t want to use this as an advantage.

Nexus 7 rolls out in Japan as Google expands its sales outreach
Along with the tablet, Google has also launched Google Play Books in the Land of the Rising Sun. Interestingly, Google beats Apple in Japan with its online book store.

source: TheVerge

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posted on 25 Sep 2012, 04:20 1

1. MeoCao (unregistered)


This is long overdue, N7 is the best and it's shame that there are still many places in the World N7 is not available just yet.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 04:29 1

3. dickwyn (Posts: 584; Member since: 07 May 2012)


its available in my country but it is super expensive about $322 USD or MYR999

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 06:58 1

4. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


d**k you Malaysian ?
Last time i check at ipmart its 999 so its not worth it considering you can get an iPad 2 for a little more
I cant wait for its official release by google so the price drops then its a real good deal :)
Meocao : 322usd is for 8gb model

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 08:50 1

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


nice. I have heard that Google will release it here in india may be in november as its an Asus product too. but I really want all the Play store content to be available. though I am enjoying all the USA only play store goodies on my GNEXUS. thans to market enabler.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 03:41

6. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Sad we have all contents of play store here .
Do they apps store work in India ?

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 04:27

2. Raj92 (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


nexus devices will never come 2 India i think.....

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