Google's new Nexus 7 arrived in the UK a month after its unveiling. Priced at £200 (or £240 for the 32 GB model), it was only the WiFi model that went on sale in the UK at the end of August. Those looking for some cellular connectivity were forced to wait a bit longer. Right now, the only place you can get the LTE model is O2 and Google. However, it seems Three UK is also eager to sell the Nexus 7, even if it can't offer a connection to its network from the tablet itself.
Three today announced the arrival of the new Nexus 7 to its stores. The carrier is selling the WiFi-only model for £200 and encouraging users to pair it with its own MiFi dongle for Internet connectivity when out of WiFi zones.
"The Nexus 7 has incorporated the latest technologies into an affordable tablet that is fast and looks impressive," said Sylvia Chind, head of devices at Three. "Combined with a MiFi it's a great tablet option to make the most of downtime when commuting, whether that's catching up on work emails or simply playing your favourite game."
The Huawei E5220 MiFi is available for a one-off upfront cost of £29.99 on a one-month rolling contract at £15.99 per month, including 5 GB of data or from £49.99 on Pay As You Go with 1 GB of data preloaded.
The all new Nexus 7 features a 7.02-inch 1920 x 1200 1080p HD display (323 ppi) with scratch-resistant Corning glass, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 @ 400 MHz graphics, 2 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16 GB of storage, dual-band WiFi (2.4 GHz/5 GHz), 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, a 3,950 mAh battery, and Micro USB with SlimPort-enabled (meaning it can output HDMI video and audio through the microUSB port thanks to DisplayPort technology and a special microUSB-to-HDMI adapter). The whole show is running on the newest release of Android, Android 4.3.