Jun 19th, 2012 publishUpdated   Sep 12th, 2021, 2:24 pm

We are sitting just days away from Google IO, where the Nexus Tablet is said to be announced, and more rumors are now coming to light. According to the latest Ninja discovering, the Pure Google device is said to already be shipping and will be available for purchase next month (July).

Digitime’s sources are also stating that the ASUS device will be priced starting at an affordable $199. And Asustek Chairman Jonney Shih will be there to announce it along with our beloved Google team. Other details include the fact that Google and ASUS will stick to WiFi-only versions, there is no rear-facing camera, and the device will measure in at 7 diagonal inches.

We can expect the omission of such features, as the tablet’s affordability is the main focus. But if you really like cheap, ASUS is also going the solo route. The same sources also state that ASUS will be releasing another 7-inch tablet on its own… going for $159-$179. Could it be the ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 370T we saw at CES?

With Microsoft coming into the tablet market very strong, Google (and Apple) will have to really kick things up a notch. Windows 8 tablets are designed to be as productive as a laptop computer, so Google has to find a way to keep our wallets on its side. Of course, one method is affordable devices. A good, affordable device is always welcome.

But let’s keep our minds open and our hearts doubtful. These are, after all, only rumors. Our best advice would be to take it with a grain of salt until everything comes to light at Google IO, next week. We will be there, guys… we will be there.

[Via: Digitimes]

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