News by Andrew Kameka on Monday October 29, 2012.
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Google has publicly stated that the ASUS-built Nexus 7 is more successful than it had anticipated, so the company today announced plans to expand the connectivity and purchasing options of the 7-inch tablet. Rather than limit buyers to a tablet that is only capable of connecting to the internet through Wi-Fi or tethering to a portable hotspot, Google has announced an HSPA+ Nexus 7 that will be released shortly. The new Nexus 7 is also capable of working with over 200 GSM providers across the globe, so users will be able to insert any compatible SIM into the unlocked device and connect to the web.
In addition to expanding web options, The Nexus 7 now supports more storage options. The original Nexus 7 received favorable reviews but was criticized for its lack of storage space. Google has lowered the price of the Nexus 7 16GB to $199 and introduced a new 32GB model for $249. The 32GB model with HSPA+ will sell for $299 beginning November 13 in the Google Play online store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. The Wi-Fi only models will also be available on that same date, but will also sell in Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Walmart locations.source: Google
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