Google Nexus 7 Pre-Orders Start Spreading Across Retailers

Although there’s still a week or so to go before Google’s Nexus 7 is available, various retailers are already starting to take pre-orders for the device. It is worth noting that once it is launched the Nexus 7 will be available for purchase directly from the Google Play Store but if you are in a rush to get your hands on one then the pre-orders may allow you to skip a longer wait for shipping.
Google Nexus 7
So far, the retailers that have live pre-order pages are Best Buy and their Canadian subsidiary the Future Shop, Staples, and GameStop. On the other side of the pond in the UK, Dixons have opened up pre-orders as well.
Discrepancies Between Retailers
All of these retailers only have the 16 GB version of the Nexus 7 listed as available, despite the fact that it was rumored that the 8 GB version would be launching first. Also rather bizarrely some of the retailers are providing different details regarding the date when the Nexus 7 will be available.
Staples says that it expects stock to arrive on July the 14th (or within the range of the 12th to the 17th), whereas GameStop lists the release date as July 31st. Even further down the ladder are Best Buy and the Future Shop which both say they’ll get stock on the 10th of August. Dixons has stated that buyers can expect to receive their device by July 17th.
On the official side of things Google’s last announcement pegged the Nexus 7 for release in the third quarter of 2012, so there is really no telling which date is accurate.
Another point of interest is that Best Buy and the Future Shop both list the price as $259.99 while Staples and GameStop are offering it at $249.99. Furthermore GameStop is running a 30% ‘trade bonus’ on items traded in towards purchasing a Nexus 7.
To sum it up, Staples would appear to be the best choice if you want the Nexus 7 early but GameStop is definitely worth looking at if you are interested in trading in an older device. Unfortunately Best Buy and the Future Shop lag behind in terms of their release date and the price of the device as well.
Nexus 7  Low Down
With a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and Google’s Android 4.1 Jellybean as its OS, the Nexus 7 is one of the most anticipated tablet releases this year. For all its sleekness, light weight and size, it packs a punch with the Tegra 3 processor that also comes with a 12-core GPU that displays movies, images, and games beautifully on its 1280×800 HD display.
It boasts 1GB of RAM, and support for WiFi and Bluetooth while including a micro USB port,  and the front-facing camera, microphone, accelerometer,  GPS, gyroscope, and magnetometer that you’d expect from a tablet.
Both the 8 GB and 16 GB versions of the Nexus 7 are reasonably priced especially considering the specifications that they pack under the hood.
All things considered it is a safe bet that with the hype and enthusiasm the Nexus 7 has generated the pre-orders will quickly fill up, despite whatever inconsistencies may exist between them.

Source: Techzek
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