On October 29th, Google postponed the event in which it was supposed to launch few new Nexus products, but the event was cancelled last moment, thanks to hurricane Sandy. Nevertheless, Google went ahead and launched the products on the same day without much fanfare, and the newly launched products include the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet and much popular LG Nexus 4 smartphone.
Apart from the 10” tablet and a new Nexus smartphone, Google also unveiled an updated version of Nexus 7 tablet, the Nexus 7 32 gig version and 32 gig + 3G version. We all know how popular the Nexus 7 tablet is. The 7” tablet is built by Google in collaboration with very popular Asian technology titan, ASUS. When initially launched, the 8 gig version was priced at $199 and the 16 gig version was priced at $249.
The 8 gig version is indeed too low on memory, and if you are one of those who likes to carry reasonable amount of music and videos when going around, Nexus 7 8 gig won’t be meeting your data space requirements. You may be thinking that you can always use microSD card slot to extend the memory capacity of the tablet, but unlike most of the Android tablets out there, Nexus 7 doesn’t have a microSD card slot. Yes, the hardware of microSD card slot may be cheap, but the $15 licensing fee that the manufacture has to pay Microsoft for licensing exFAT file system isn’t, and that pretty much explains why Google doesn’t include the card slot in its Nexus products which are intended to be sold at very low price point.
The Nexus 7 is already the cheapest no-compromise fully featured tablet, and the price point which it is sold at, you get more than what you expect. When Google launched the 32 gig version, it decided to phase out the 8 gig version which was being sold at $199 then. Google replaced the 8 gig version with 16 gig edition, and yes, the 16 gig edition costs $199 on the PlayStore. The newly launched 32 gig version now retails at $249 on the PlayStore. The $249 price tag for 32 gig Nexus 7 is value for money, but what if I said you can get it for cheaper? Yes, you can pick your 32 gig Nexus 7 from RadioShack for $229 only! RadioShack has apparently started a coupon code deal that brings the value of gadgets down by $20, and for the already affordable Nexus 7, it’s a great news.
According to the RMN20 coupon code, the customer is eligible for a $20 price cut on any gadgets costing $125 or more, so the offer is not limited to Nexus 7, but 32 gig Nexus 7 for $229 is the best deal around. Lastly, don’t confuse this device with 32 gig Nexus 7 + 3G as the deal is for the 32 gig version which won’t be including 3G radio. What are your thoughts on the deal? Are you grabbing one for yourself?