Since its launch, Nexus 7 has been all over the tablet market, garnering nearly perfect reviews and customer feedbacks all over the world. The Asus-Google Tablet was so popular that it sold out in a matter of days and Google had to speed-up their manufacturing process to satisfy the fans who couldn’t get their hands on one.
Well, the recent rumors coming from a reliable source over at MoDaCo point to a possible launch of a 3G enabled Nexus 7 in the coming 6 weeks (1 and a half Month). O’Brien states that ASUS has already ramped up the production of the device and a Data-ready version of the device is already in the pipe-line. He also adds that there will be no hardware changes to the device and you’ll get the power of Tegra 3 and pretty fast speeds of 3G, no more searching for WiFi hotspots. Disappointingly, there will be no rear-facing camera or a microSD card slot that many if not all people were wishing for.This report comes from a and I quote O’Brien “Well Placed Insider”, So there is a fat chance that it has some truth to it.
The six weeks time frame makes it a mid-October launch that “Coincidentally” collides with the expected release date of upcoming iPad Mini (Boo!). It would be interesting to see which tablet comes on top when going head to head in the market.
There are no words on the pricing, availability or if the device is even in the works yet. A data-ready version of Nexus 7 will surely bump the price up a little if to let’s say $250 (8GB) and $300 (16GB). 3G capability will open up chances for carriers to get the Nexus 7 for themselves and offer it with their 3G plans, specially in UK.
Let us know what you think about a 3G enabled Nexus 7? What price would you like to see?