By Stephen Schenck | February 10, 2014 3:31 PM
We may be nearly seven months removed from the initial launch of the second-gen Nexus 7, but Verizon has still not gotten around to officially offering the tablet on its network, despite compatible LTE bands. Recently, though, it’s been looking like the carrier was finally coming around to the Nexus 7, and last week we both got an early look at Verizon-branded Nexus 7 accessories, as well as heard a rumored launch date: this Thursday, February 13. As we wait to see if that info’s accurate, the retail leaks continue, with a shot of the Nexus 7′s packaging, complete with Verizon logo.
Verizon’s sure having a tough job keeping its retail preparations under wraps, as this is only just the most recent of many leaks stemming from the carrier’s sales operation; in addition to this and the previous Nexus 7 leaks, we’ve also seen a bunch of accessories Verizon’s getting ready to sell alongside the Lumia Icon.
We’re not expecting any surprises for Verizon’s ultimate launch announcement, and pricing should fall in line with what we’re used to from Google Play – it’s not like this is new hardware, or anything, just Verizon getting around to formally supporting it. With any luck, we’ll have the full story in just a few days.
Update: Verizon has confirmed that sales of the Nexus 7 will begin on February 13, just as predicted.