Now that the Google Nexus 7 is being pre-ordered
, just when will it actually be launched? On the tablet's pre-order page on the website of retailer Staples is a list of details for the tablet, including some information that gives us a range of dates when to expect the launch of the device. Those who pre-order the Google Nexus 7 from Staples by July 10th will have the tablet shipped between July 12th and July 17th
. Staples says to expect 1 to 3 days for the device to arrive, but no earlier than July 13th. While it is unknown if Google will start shipping the tablet before that date, right now this is the best information we have as to a launch date.
The 8GB version of the tablet costs $199.99 and offers a 7 inch screen with resolution of 1280 x 800 which translates into pixel density of 216ppi. A quad-core Tegra 3 runs the show and of course, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is installed. The 16GB model, which is the one being offered by Staples, runs $249.99. An NFC chip is on board which means there is support for Google Wallet. To help promote the mobile payment system, Google is offering to stuff $25 into your Google Wallet when you purchase the tablet
In addition, when you pre-order your Google Nexus 7 from Staples, you will receive a $25 gift card to use in the Google Play Store
and a free copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. According to the web site, those who purchase the Google Nexus 7 also buy Folgers Classic Roast Ground Coffee, perhaps to help them stay awake at night to use their new tablet.