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

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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  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3950 mAh



1. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Sweet. Get them while their hot!

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

6. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

3. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

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

4. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Yupp my local best buy does too

5. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

No 3g/Lte model up for sale?

7. amar.reddy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

Bought one in Amazon :)

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

hope the LTE version comes to stores outside the states

9. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

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

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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!!!

12. hi-top

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Staples is now selling these in store as well.

13. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

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

14. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

Just returned my SGS 3 7.0 for the Nexus 7!

15. dmsrfl

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

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