$99 Nexus Tablet May Arrive This Quarter

Google is reportedly working with Taiwan-based Quanta Computer to create a $99 Nexus tablet, with a launch due by the end of the year.

According to DigiTimes' sources, the device will feature a single-core processor, but won't have input from Asus, who collaborated with Google for its Nexus 7 tablet.

Google's Nexus 7 is currently one of the cheapest tablets available on the competitive market. An 8GB model retails for $199, with a 16GB option boasting a price tag of $249.

Those models will also be joined by the all but confirmed 32GB edition. Following a consumer mistakenly receiving a 32GB version, and Carphone Warehouse confirming its existence, UK retailer Argos showcased the new variant in its Christmas Gift Guide, with a price tag of $323 (£199).

A 32GB Nexus 7 also appeared on Staples Advantage, a retail site for business users, which showcased a price tag of $248.37.

Google considerably improving its Nexus line shouldn't come as too much of a surprise due to the fact that Apple is holding an iPad Mini media event on Tuesday, with the soon-to-be-announced tablet reportedly set to retail between $250 and $300.

 

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  • ddpruitt
    Apple made a tablet and made a pile of money.

    Google made a tablet and changed an industry.

    That's innovation, not endless lawsuits.
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  • kawininjazx
    If it can do Kindle, Angry Birds, and Words with Friends, it will sell very well.
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  • Kami3k
    gsacksI know a lot of people will down rank this comment, but I am really looking forward to the iPad mini. I am going to get one for each of my kids for gifts this year.


    I downvoted you for being a obvious troll.
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  • kawininjazx
    If it can do Kindle, Angry Birds, and Words with Friends, it will sell very well.
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  • cumi2k4
    ainol already have good dual-core 7" tablet around $160 today... if this launch by the end of year, hopefully it will utilize quad-core processor (and microsd slot)
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  • amdwilliam1985
    "According to DigiTimes' sources, the device will feature a single-core processor, but won't have input from Asus, who collaborated with Google for its Nexus 7 tablet."

    Single core? Since Asus won't be part of the new $99 N7, how is the build quality? What about the screen?
    I hope google doesn't try to ruin the good name of N7.
    But on the other hand, if it runs decently at $99. I will definitely get it as Christmas gift for my parents and other close relatives.
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