Staples pre-order page shows launch of Google Nexus 7 taking place July 12th-17th

Staples pre-order page shows launch of Google Nexus 7 taking place July 12th-17th
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.

source: Staples

Related phones

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



1. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

shut up and take my money!

2. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011


3. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

not a bad deal for the 32gb. i now have a decision to make between the nexus tab and the TP tab. hmmm

4. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Get the TF700. Asus is the top manufacturer in updating Android versions so JB will be on it INSANELY quickly. (it might even ship with JB at this point, idk) The Nexus 7 is awesome, but the TF-700 is way better.

7. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

awesome. thank you. i pretty sure im convinced. i read that TF700 with get ICS out of the box. my buddy has the prime and he has ICS on it already. thats why i have been thinking about one. it will be a good first android device. i thought about an ipad only so i could transfer my music from my phone to the tablet through iCloud but but but i messed around with my buddies TFP and i was hooked. i dont need a larger iphone.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

depends on your use. if you just want it for news reading, reading, light media.. that kinda stuff, then the nexus is the definite way to go. i f you want games, heavy media usage, HDMI out, tons of ports to connect things, work/school usage and the ability to have a full sized keyboard for doc making, then you need to go with the transformer. either way, they are built by the same company, ASUS which is known for good quality stuff and IMO the best android tablet maker right now as far as bang for the buck. The difference is more in what YOU want it for than the device itself. Dont waste your money on the transformer if its just light use stuff.. you could buy 2 nexus tablets (makes a great gift for the GF that reads or lives on youtube) for the cost of 1 transformer The nexus and the transformer are so similar hardware wise, buying the nexus for 4.1 JB would be pointless. I have a feeling ASUS is going to be very quick out the door with the 4.1 updates for the transformer because of that.

9. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

yeah, transformer tablet it is then. im mainly buying it for school or work and maybe have a few games on it like killer bean. lol

11. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

No prob. :) Yeah, it'll get ICS out of the box, and Asus is really speedy with updates. In fact, I believe the T-Prime came with Honeycomb out of the box, but Asus updated it to ICS so quickly I didn't even know it until a few weeks ago. Definitely a winner imo.

10. reschard

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

I'm wondering the same... and considering buying both (N7 + TF700)... : ) One for the "light reading" and one for the more productive side..

5. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

There's a bunch of stuff weird on this article, like a 32gb model? And where does it say anything about $25 on Google Wallet? It's $25 at Google Play, just like Google's website...

6. Santi_Santi unregistered

32Gb? Are you sure? Maybe im wrong because there is no Nexus 7 32Gb...

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.