O2 has announced that it'll offer the LTE-capable version of the new Nexus 7 on its newly-launched 4G network, with a release scheduled for Sept. 13. The tablet will cost £319.99, and is available for pre-order now on "Pay As You Go" 4G plans, which come with 2GB of data to get you started. Pre-order customers will also get the official premium case, worth £29.99.
"O2 will be the only place to sell the 4G-Ready Nexus 7 at launch," the carrier says, suggesting some kind of timed exclusivity deal is in place. It's unclear whether this means Brits will be unable to get hold of an unlocked 4G Nexus 7 from the Google Play Store on the same day; at the very least it means rivals Vodafone and EE won't be selling the tablet at launch.
O2 is also selling the Wifi-only Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage, priced at £249.99. Elsewhere, there's still no firm date set for the launch of the 4G Nexus 7 in the U.S. or other territories.
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Read this yesterday price jump a bit much or is it just me? I know its still a good price but still? Posted via Android Central App
I hope that's just O2 building in their profit margins.. If that's the play store price I'll stick to the WiFi version. Posted via Android Central App
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I surprisingly received today my Nexus 7 LTE 32 GB here in Switzerland, which I preordered a while ago. Great!!!
They better not be the ONLY place to buy it, can't believe Google would honestly not sell it through Google Play. Only network, sure, but it'll be unlocked from Google so who cares.
I am somewhat surprised by the price, GTFOOH
Plus initially only available on O2 and their money grabbing 4G rates For that reason I'm out
WiFi 32 Gb for me and tethering for the odd occasion I need to use any network
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