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Nexus 7 sold Out at Sam’s Club, Staples and GameStop on Day 1

Google’s Nexus 7, which hit the stores on Friday July 13th was off to a very promising start as it sold out in most stores across the country.  The 7 inch tablet landed on a market that was eagerly awaiting it and sure enough did leave a mark as retailers shipped all they had to buyers.

The Nexus 7 Tablet was designed by Google and built in collaboration with Asus.  Reports indicate that retailers have been struggling to fill orders.  Popular retail stores Staples, Sam’s Club and GameStop sold out by the weekend, with GameStop pulling the device order page from its website on Friday.  These retailers are currently awaiting additional inventory to meet further demand of the tablet.

Although it retails for a mere $199, the Google Nexus Sports version of the tablet features a quad core processor, the latest Android version 4.1 Jelly bean operating system and a ton of exciting and revolutionary features.  The design of the tablet is also very appealing and could be the basis for its preference by a larger section of the market.  The Tablet was announced in mid-June and began shipping on Friday.

Reports indicate that additional units of the tablet may be available between July 17th in most retail stores.  Those who cannot wait for shipments on these retail stores can however purchase the tablet from Google on Google Play Store for $199 for the 8GB model and $249 for the 16GB model.  there are other retail stores online too that are selling the tablet albeit at a higher price.  Some stores are taking pre-orders of the tablet but they may not be able to ship them before mid-August.

Some of the features that make the tablet so popular are the display quality, a 1280 by 800 pixel resolution 7 inch screen, a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera, 1 GB RAM, NFC (near field communication) features and the many features that come with the latest version of Android jelly Bean 4.1 which no other tablet in the market at the moment has.