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3G-packing Nexus 7 saunters through the FCC

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3G-packing Nexus 7 saunters through the FCC
The sharp-eyed folks over at TNW spotted something interesting earlier today – a Nexus 7 equipped with a 3G cell radio zipped through FCC approval, just days before the Android love-fest from Google next Monday, which now looks like it will be a day packed with new hardware and new software. ASUS asked for all of the non-essential information to remain secret, so we don’t know if this device will sport 32GB of memory like the Wi-Fi versions that have been popping up lately, but this does confirm the rumors we reported on a month and a half ago that stated that Google and ASUS wanted to get a 3G version of the Nexus 7 ready in about 6 weeks. It would appear that it’s mission accomplished for Google’s budget Android tablet.

This also adds credence to the idea that we will be seeing multiple new Nexus devices Monday – at the least it would appear that the LG Nexus 4 will be introduced, along with a 32GB Wi-Fi Nexus 7 that will probably sell for $249, and now a 3G-enabled Nexus 7 as well. Obviously we have no word on pricing at this point, but Google has been trying to keep prices down, so it’s not hard to imagine a $299 device or less. One thing to watch for is whether Google will try to match Amazon’s Fire HD scheme and include a monthly data plan along with the price of the wireless version.

We should know all this and more in a couple of days, and we’ll be sure to bring it to you as it happens.
3G-packing Nexus 7 saunters through the FCC

3G-packing Nexus 7 saunters through the FCC

source: TNW via Droid-Life

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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 16:44 4

1. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

Sweet! Can't wait until Monday!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 17:21 1

4. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Nexus 7 just keeps gettin sweeter and sweeter :)

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 16:46 3

2. gabe92 (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)

me either its gonna be a great day for google! and us android users :)

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 16:59

3. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Got Nexus?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 17:41 1

5. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

16 gigs 3g nexus 7 for $300 - $350, sweet

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 00:51

8. aaronkatrini (Posts: 242; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)

*32GB ;)

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 22:13

6. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Doesn't the name look identical to the Terminated Asus Memo pad 370TG ???

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 23:30

7. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Nice, but no idea why people keep burning cash on 3G tablets, what is the point of that? Oh well to each his own, but 4G would have made more sense you know. I'm willing to bet the Nexus 10 will rock out with a 4G chipset otherwise that's just suicide to even go 3G with something that high class.

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