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Retailers jump the gun: new Nexus 7 on store shelves and online today

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Retailers jump the gun: new Nexus 7 on store shelves and online today
It looks like even retailers are getting excited about the new Nexus 7 tablet, because word has it that a number of Best Buy locations and other retailers have already started shipping pre-orders to customers, and some have put Google's new tablet on store shelves a full four days before the official release date.

It has been confirmed that Best Buy and Amazon are shipping any Nexus 7 orders being placed right now, so if you choose one day shipping from Amazon, you could have your new tablet on Monday, or you can opt for Saturday delivery and get it tomorrow. Certain Best Buy locations and Walmart locations have also put the tablet on store shelves, but not all are breaking the street date, so you may want to call first before running in. 

Other retail partners like B&H, RadioShack, GameStop, OfficeMax, and Staples all seem to be sticking to Google's launch date of July 30th.

The new Nexus 7 tablet is offering a solid speed boost, and a big jump in the display resolution over the original, and it starts at just $229. Some call this a premium over the original, but you should keep in mind that when the OG Nexus 7 first launched, the 16GB version was priced at $249, while the 8GB model was $199. So, you might even say Google has lowered the price on the new generation. 

source: Best Buy (16GB) (32GB) & Amazon (16GB) (32GB) via The Verge

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posted on 26 Jul 2013, 09:47

1. fistigons (Posts: 260; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Sweet. Get them while their hot!

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 13:28

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1222; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


get em cases readyhttp://androidcommunity.com/new-nexus-7-cases-arrive-in-a-flurry-of-colors-20130726/

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 10:08

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6581; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Contemplating whether I should hold off a little or sell my OG N7 on Craigslist and put a few extra dollars on buying the new one.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 11:37

6. imkyle (Posts: 947; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I'd sell it very soon if you want to get some money for it.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 10:19

3. Cha7520 (Posts: 200; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


I just called Best Buy in Lynchburg, VA and they already have them on out to buy! SWEET!!

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 10:43 1

4. blazee (Posts: 239; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Yupp my local best buy does too

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 11:34

5. jove39 (Posts: 1204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


No 3g/Lte model up for sale?

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 11:51

7. amar.reddy (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


Bought one in Amazon :)

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 12:03

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1222; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


hope the LTE version comes to stores outside the states

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 12:06

9. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


I was going to wait but after reading this, I'll be picking mine up on the way home from work.

Thanks, PA.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 13:02 1

10. fanboy1974 (Posts: 993; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I just got one from bestbuy. Man this thing feels nice in the pocket compared to the old Nexus 7 it replaced; you can really tell the difference! And it feels and looks like a premium product compared to the original. Good job Google. Tablet of the year boys and girls!!! Scratch that; gadget of the year!!!

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 16:16

12. hi-top (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Staples is now selling these in store as well.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 19:08

13. N.Reynolds (Posts: 254; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


I'm posting from my new Nexus 7 now. First impressions... This thing is
snappy!

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 20:18

14. DechyX (Posts: 112; Member since: 16 May 2011)


Just returned my SGS 3 7.0 for the Nexus 7!

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 01:04

15. dmsrfl (Posts: 22; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


got mine from staples today...definitely runs smoother than the first version.

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