[Rumor] Google & Asus Set to Debut 7-inch $200 Nexus Tablet at Google I/O

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    Above is a mockup pic of an imagined Nexus Tablet, found at GSMArena.​

    While this is mostly a restatement of previous rumors on this exact same subject, a few more details have leaked out so it was worth sharing. However, these details do come from DigiTimes, which can sometimes be questionable at best, which is why we labeled this one as a rumor. Basically they are reconfirming what we have heard previously that the Nexus 7 Tablet from Asus will be unveiled at Google I/O next week. They also share/reconfirm the following about the tablet (bold is somewhat new):
    • 7-inches
    • WiFi-only connection
    • Only have a front-facing camera to cut costs
    • Budget-friendly price of only $199
    • Coming with Google’s Chrome Browser
    • Along with Asus, Quanta Computer will be playing some part in the manufacture of the device
    Here's a quote with a recap of details,

    As a sidebar: It's interesting how Microsoft timed their new Windows Tablet (The Surface) press event to happen the week before Google's I/O Conference. It appears they were trying to steal some of Android's thunder. Regardless, it will be really exciting to see what new juicy tablet Google has cooked up for us, and we only have to wait until next week!

    Now, this is a tablet to really get enthused about! Nexus Tablet Forum.

    Source: NexusTablets.net via DigiTimes
     
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    Sounds interesting. My Dad has been interested in getting a tablet, but he wants a 10" tablet.

    Also, I've had nothing but issues with Chrome on Android. My Prime is stock ICS and Chrome has the biggest issues loading websites. If I use the built in browser they work just fine. Chrome just sits there, spinning into oblivion.
     
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    This looks like a great smaller tab. I'll look into one definitely.

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
     
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    What's the obsession with 10 inch tablets? I always hear about them.