Best Buy and Future Shop also begin Nexus 7 pre-orders

Best Buy and Future Shop also begin Nexus 7 pre-orders
In addition to GameStop, Staples and Google itself, Best Buy and its Canadian counterpart, Future Shop, have also started to accept pre-order for Google’s new 7-inch slate. Interestingly, the Nexus 7 is listed at $259.99 for the 16 GB version with a link to Best Buy’s price match guarantee right underneath it. We’re not sure why you would opt to pay $10 more for the device, unless perhaps you have some Reward Zone certificates to burn through.

Nonetheless, Best Buy’s pre-order site indicates that it expects to have the device in its warehouse on August 10, 2012. Conversely, Staples says it will ship between July 12th and 17th and the official release date from Google is still Q3 2012, so we’re definitely left with some date conflicts.

What we know for sure is this slab will feature a 7-inch display, 1.3 GHz quad-core Tegra 3, 1 GB of RAM, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and that you can slap down $250 or so of your hard earned money right now and expect a tablet at your door sometime between ‘Julyish’ and ‘Augustish’. Let’s hope Staples is the winner on this one.

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh

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11 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I'm waiting news about this year Nexus smartphones. :)

4. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

I'm right there with ya on that one.

8. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i wish Samy make again next nexus

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Remember the rumor about more than one Nexus smartphone released at once. That would be nice. :) Also Google has bought Motorola, maybe next Nexus smartphone will be Motorola (I'm not against). :)

10. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i only wish ......... :)

2. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

they might be offering free postage, which mean they are selling it at the same price as google (nice joke though)

6. CharleneSchnepf

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

I thought that at first as well, but Staples' site indicates $249 with free shipping when you add it to the cart. You are correct about purchasing it direct from Google though, for me, to ship to NJ, it calculates at $13.99 for shipping, while GameStop allows various options that range from $9.49 to $15.99

3. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

I am waiting, when It comes to Bangladesh I will buy one 16GB ^_^

5. fay99

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Asus, pls don't forget your own son, the infinity.

7. PhoneBug

Posts: 14; Member since: May 29, 2012

Yeah,i am waiting for the TF700.

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

well I'll pay the 10 extra... google wont let me buy it even with an address in the US to ship to, so I have to go to third party places and many are selling them for 300 buz for 16GB

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