Pre-order the Nexus 9 early from Amazon for $399, ships Nov 3rd


Amazon HTC Nexus 9 preorder

It’s a little bit early from Google’s announced October 17th pre-order date, but starting right now you can pre-order the HTC-made Nexus 9 from Amazon for $400 (16GB) or $480 (32GB). Left out was the LTE model and specific color options, but then again, Amazon did jump the gun.

Ship dates are currently set for November 3rd, same as anywhere else so pre-ordering now doesn’t necessarily guarantee you’ll receive the tablet early — it just gives you a little peace of mind. Tomorrow, the Nexus 9 will be available on the Google Play Store if you want to wait a few more hours.

For anyone wary, Amazon has some of the best customer service this side of the internet and could help avoid any frustrations that may arise should the Google Play Store sell out quickly. Links provided below.

Buy on Amazon (US): Nexus 9

Buy on Amazon (Germany): Nexus 9

Buy on Amazon (France): Nexus 9

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Might have to order it from Amazon as they don’t always charge taxes.

    1. Six month no-interest if you use one of their cards too, or 12 months if you need another $200 worth of stuff and order it at the same time, hmmm.

    2. If you lived in NH, they’d never charge taxes.

      1. how is new Hampshire as a state? you never hear about it at all.

        1. That’s probably a good thing. News is mostly “X killed Y, A raped B, Drugs Murder Death Isis Ebola Blah” … living in a state nobody talks about probably means it’s nirvana :)

        2. I think NH is pretty awesome (far from perfect but we are always working on it) but of course things like this are very much a personal decision.

          * No income or general sales tax.
          * state law prohibits the use of eminent domain for private use or private development.
          * offers some of the least restrictive gun laws in the
          nation: no license is required to open carry but you do have to get a shall issue $10 permit to wear a coat…
          * is the only state that does not mandate automobile insurance (though 89% of NH drivers have it)
          * legislators are only paid a salary of $100 per year
          * has the lowest percentage of residents and children living in poverty in the nation.
          * Stroll’s Locavore Index for 2013 ranks New Hampshire 3rd in the nation for the availability and consumption of locally produced foods.
          * We passed a pretty good jury nullification law that requires judges to inform jury of their rights to nullify if the defense asks.

          NH at a state level and various towns are regularly rated #1 place to live in the country.

          And of course there is the Free State Project. I’ve already borderlined spammed in my response so I won’t post a link. Google it.

          So, what’s not to like?

          Electric rates are pretty high, bars close at 1 AM (we just fixed the law last year to give cities and towns option allow bars to stay open until 2 AM but not sure if any towns have done so.
          Property taxes are a bit high. Certainly not high as compared to NY, CT, CA, etc but higher than many sourthern states. Still overall NH has a very low tax burden compared to most states.

  2. Anyone know if the White version will have the soft-grip backing? I know the Nexus 5 white didn’t have it. It was more of a slippery matte white.

  3. that moment a 9″ 32GB tablet costs less than a 6″ 32GB phone 0_0

    1. And that 9″ tablet has more horsepower under the hood.

    2. The argument doesn’t mean much when the same goes for the iPad Mini 2 at same price. Android has far better talking points to make then “we’re cheaper”.

    3. tablets are usually cheaper than phones

    4. With Verizon moving to VoLTE ( Voice Over LTE) A 4G puck and a way to dial is all
      you need to switch. Interesting thought that anything might be able to be turned into a phone this way for a LOT less $$. That would cause a price shake up now wouldn’t it?

  4. If I had the money I would totally buy it! Hahaha…ha…ohhh….

  5. Purchased for Phandroid. Did 1 day shipping for $3.99 instead of Free Shipping via Prime. Curious to see arrival time compared to Google Play Store.

    1. Will you be doing the review?

      1. I think Kevin Krause will be doing the review. Any particular reason you ask? Specific things you want to see dug into?

        1. Nah,just axin’.
          I would be more interested in a 16:9 HTC Tablet w/SENSE.
          However,was more curious on how PHANDROID goes about who reviews what.
          Take turns,Duck Duck Goose,Draw straws,Ouija Board………

          1. Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock is the way to go.

          2. I could imagine spin the bottle, but with half phones and half people :o

        2. Looking forward to a full review too. Now that you ask I would like to hear about the performance of the K1 to see if it was worth the wait for a 64-bit SoC. That and battery life are the two unknowns looking at this.

  6. Not for that price and not with that aspect ratio sorry but I prefer 16:10 for media consumption devices like this. I watch movies and shows along with a number of emulators via my Moga. But now that I think about it the older consoles were mainly 4:3 minus the GBA

    1. On the contrary I absolutely dig the aspect ration and have been waiting for a Android Tab with this ratio for a while. This may be my first Android Tab purchase..

  7. Between the (finally) beautiful hardware and awesome Android 5.0 this is a tablet worth buying but not crazy about the 4:3 ratio. Oh well, I still don’t see a reason to buy a tablet, especially at $399.

    1. Sigh, the beauty comes with greater price =/

  8. Pricing made me glad I got the Shield Tab… Almost the same hardware, but I get the stylus functionality, too. Still, looks great!

  9. 16GB base model needs to stop ASAP. This is ridiculous.What year is this, 2012?

  10. The storage options are disappointing. As is the aspect ratio, though that’s debatable with some folks.

    1. Yeap, i know.. the no microSD thing is making this shunning from me.. yet I think it looks really pretty =/

  11. I think I’ll pass this time. No need for a tablet anymore. Plus my Nexus 7 2013 is still going strong.

  12. Pre-order the Nexus 9 at Amazon here:

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