Nexus 10, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 3G release date and pricing – what you need to know
Google’s Nexus lineup for the Christmas season was made official earlier today, and we have showed them to you already, at least virtually: the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. But if you’re planning to write a letter to Santa asking for new Nexus toys, you’d better tell him when they’re supposed to ship.
The new smartphone and tablets will be available in a variety of markets, both from Google’s Play Store, but also from mobile operators that will carry some of them. In what follows, we’re going to share with you more availability details about each of the new Nexus models.
Made by LG, the new Nexus 4 will be available on November 13 in two versions, 8GB and 16GB priced at $299 and $349, respectively. These are very affordable unlocked prices, so the Nexus 4 sounds even more interesting.
The handset is already listed in the Google Play Store in various countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., France, Germany and Spain.
Two mobile operators have already shared launch plans for the handset, T-Mobile in the U.S. and O2 in the U.K.. T-Mobile will sell the 16GB version for $199 with a new two-year contract, while O2 is ready to offer free LG HDTV to the first 100 Nexus 4 buyers.
It’s worth mentioning that for now the Nexus 4 will only be available in an HSPA+ version, meaning that it won’t be compatible with CDMA carriers in America such as Verizon or Sprint. Moreover, the Nexus 4 won’t sport 4G LTE connectivity, so you’ll have to look for a different handset in case that’s a must-have feature for you.
Google also announced two new Nexus 7 tablet versions today, both featuring 32GB of storage. Obviously, one comes with Wi-Fi support, while the other also includes 3G connectivity.
The 32GB Nexus 7 Wi-Fi version will retail for $249 and it’s already available in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia U.K., France, Germany and Spain. In addition to Google, other retailers will stock the tablet, including Walmart, Staples, Office Depot, Office Max and Gamestop.
The 3G version will go on sale starting with November 13 in 7 countries including the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., France, Germany and Spain and will cost $299. That’s the unlocked price of the device.
The 16GB model will retail for $199 and it’s already available in the same markets as the 32GB Nexus 7 Wi-Fi model. The 8GB model has been discontinued.
Maybe the most interesting addition to Google’s lineup of Nexus devices, the bigger Nexus 10 tablet made in cooperation with Samsung will also be launched on November 13. Initially, the tablet will launch in two Wi-Fi versions, 16GB and 32GB, priced at $399 and $499, respectively.
The tablet will be available to order from the Google Play Store in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, U.K., France, Germany and Spain. In America, the 32GB Nexus 10 model will be available in “more than 2,000 Walmart stores.”
We have already told you that the Galaxy Nexus is not available for purchase on the Play Store any longer, so we’ll remind you to pick up yours from a different retailer, in case you still want to buy the third-generation Nexus smartphone.
What Nexus device are you buying?