Mar 9th, 2012

Digitimes is firing up the rumor mill once again, this time reporting that the Google commissioned 7-inch ASUS tablet could be in our hands as early as May and, once again, will retail between $200 and $250.

Google reportedly shopped around for other Taiwanese OEM’s to manufacturer the Nexus tab but apparently, Acer lacked a proper in-house R&D department and HTC didn’t want to ruin their “brand image” with a rock bottom, low-priced tablet (you know, because their other tabs are doing so well).

ASUS has a lot to gain from the joint venture as they will learn how to develop solid software firsthand from the boys at Google, and how to incorporate it better into their hardware. Oh yeah, and this thing will sell like hot cakes. You’ll be buying one, right?

[Digitimes | Via Electronista]


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