By Johnny Wills | Jul 09, 2012 01:18 PM EDT
At the debut event of Nexus 7 tablet, Google said that the tablet will hit stores mid-July. As we enter the second week of July, the tablet has started appearing on the preorder pages of various retailer Web sites with release dates.
Staples U.S. is promising to ship the tablet between July 12-17. The retailer quotes that the tablet will arrive no earlier than July 13. Google will sell the Nexus 7 online through Play Store, but the search giant has not revealed any specific release date. Staples U.S., on the other hand, has also not revealed any specific release date, but given a window for shipments to arrive, which is likely to be legitimate.
The same scenario can be seen in the UK market. Dixon-owned Currys UK chain of stores has attached July 19 arrival date for Nexus 7 preorders to arrive. The retailer is accepting preorders for the 16GB variant of Google Nexus 7 priced at £199.
As a reminder, the Nexus 7 tablet boasts 7-inch IPS LCD display, topped by Corning Gorilla Glass protection, with resolution of 1,280 X 800 pixels @216ppi. The tablet packs quad-core 1.3 GHz Tegra 3 processor with 12-core Nvidia GeForce GPU. The device has 1GB of RAM and comes with 8/16GB of in-build storage. However, it lacks microSD card slot for expandable memory options. Also, there is no rear camera in the device. But a front facing 1.2-megapixel camera is up there.
Google Nexus 7 tablet is the first device to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Nexus 7 tablet has 4325 mAh battery that can last up to 10 hours on continuous usage.
Connectivity features in the tablet include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB v2.0 and Near Field Communication (NFC).
In the U.S., the 8GB and 16GB variants of the Nexus 7 tablet is priced at $199 and $249 respectively.
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