THE 32GB model of Google's Nexus 7 Android tablet will be coming to the UK tomorrow for £200, retailer Currys and PC world said today.
Speaking to The INQUIRER after we asked if and when it would be getting such a device in stock, the British merchant confirmed that the 32GB version of the 7in tablet will be available in store and online for £199.99 from Tuesday, 30 October.
We were prompted to question the retailer when we noticed a drop in the price of the 16GB Nexus 7 at the Currys online store. This has made it quite apparent that Google will pull the 8GB version completely and offer the 16GB model for a similar price of £170, making way for a larger capacity 32GB model.
The leak comes the same day that Google was set to hold an event in New York, where it was expected to announce its new line of Nexus smartphones and tablets. However, it was forced to cancel at the last minute due to hurricane Sandy that's blowing its way towards the city.
"We are canceling our Monday morning event in New York due to Hurricane Sandy. We will let you know our plans as soon as we know more," Google said in a statement. The event was to be held at Basketball City in New York at 9:00am, however, that area is now an evacuation zone.
There was no word from Google as to what it would be announcing at the event if it did go ahead, but it looks like the 32GB Nexus 7 was probably one of the devices planned for the launch. The Nexus 4, which Carphone Warehouse started showing off last week, and a 10in Nexus tablet, probably called the Nexus 10, were also rumoured devices. If that's all true, it means that Google won't have anything left to surprise us with later. µ
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