LTE version of Nexus 7 2013 finally hits US Play Store


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!

Source: Google Play
Via: Android Police

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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 bits

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