Just as August was winding down, we caught wind that a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet was slowly creeping out to retail. When this year’s Nexus 7 first went up for sale earlier this summer, we only saw the WiFi models available. Then late last month, the LTE-enabled version of the new Nexus 7 started being offered by European retailers. At the time we wondered how much longer US customers would have to wait for their own shot at this cell-connected tablet. Our answer came last night, as the LTE Nexus 7 2013 joined its WiFi-only brethren in the Google Play Store.
The LTE version of the tablet is available only in a 32GB capacity, and sells for about $350, an $80 premium over the WiFi-only 32GB option. Google sweetens the deal by offering free shipping, and giving shoppers one month of free T-Mobile data, at the carrier’s 2GB tier – with no commitment for longer-term service required.
Have any of you been holding out for this version of the tablet, or did you just snatch-up the WiFi edition first chance you got? Do you think a 30% premium is simply too much extra to pay for a cellular connection? Let us know in the comments!