Nexus 7 About To Be Joined By 3G Edition?

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Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has been a big hit, due in no small part to its affordable price point. Sure, $200 is still pretty far from impulse buy territory, but it’s a whole lot more attractive than when we start talking about tablets that can cost more than a new TV.

Google and ASUS found plenty of ways to keep costs so low, like forgoing the tablet’s rear camera. Obviously, having it arrive WiFi-only, with neither the added expense of cellular hardware nor the specter of a lengthy service contract also played a considerable role. Are there users, though, who would willingly pay a bit more for the convenience of an always-connected 3G Nexus 7? We may be about to find out this fall, upon the rumor that such a tablet will land sometime in mid-October.

As far as frequency support, the possibility of LTE connectivity, and the ultimate effect on the Nexus 7’s price tag, these rumors leave us guessing for now. Is this even something you’d be interested in, or are you totally happy just tethering your Nexus 7 to your smartphone’s cellular connection when you’re out on the go?

Source: MoDaCo
Via: BGR

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!