[Rumor] Quad-core Google Nexus Tablet for $199 to be made by Asus?

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  1. wicked

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    The latest rumors on the internet suggests Google plans to release a 7-inch $199 Nexus tablet. This rumor comes from two different industry sources who AndroidAndMe talked to at Mobile World Congress. As they have provided reliable information in the past, AndroidAndMe believes the sources are trustworthy. However, the sources rightfully want to remain anonymous.

    According to the source, the tablet will be manufactured by ASUS and feature a 7-inch display along with the latest Google Android operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich). Inside, the rumored device features NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor.

    Selling a full-featured Android tablet with all of Google’s mobile services and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor for only $199 would definitely bring some sales for Google and ASUS. It wouldn’t surprise us if there a 10 inch model was released and priced at $299 at the minimum. Sounds good don't it? Would you get one? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


    Source: Transformer Forums via AndroidandMe
     
  2. tjk629

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    Damn! Are these tablets getting to become the size of tables now?

    j/k! Just joking about the title ;)
     
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    Well, you can't spell tablet without table :p

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    for those prices I'd buy one in a heartbeat:icon_ lala:
     
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    haha, good eyes tjk. Title fixed. :D

    Wonder what a Nexus TABLE would be like... lol
     
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    You know....With how thin phones are becoming and edge-to-edge displays with no bezel it may not be long before we see a tri-fold phone that transforms into a tablet. Think of it folded in thirds, operating like a normal, albeit much thicker, smartphone. Then you unfold it, activating the other two screens, to get a tablet with 3X the screen area, or an 8"+ screen size.

    I should patent this before Apple does!
     
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    Probably like Microsoft Surface. Which IMO would rock!
     
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    I'd definitely get the tablet. I'm going crazy debating whether to pull the trigger and get a Transformer Prime, but from the sound of this article, why not wait and get a stocked up one for a good price?? Only thing I'd have to debate then is whether to get the 7" or the 10" one, if they release it for $100 more like speculated. That is weird that GOOG would team up with ASUS even tho they've got MOTO's mobile patent portfolio. I guess they figure MOTO isn't doing that well in the tablet market so might as well capitalize on it. When's a MOTO and GOOG-only inspired phone gonna hit the shelves, since they are one in the same technically as far as mobile devices??
     
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    Yea i'd pick on up been waiting to buy my first car before making any other type of purchase but hoping to have enough for my car this summer so i'd definately be willing to buy a quad core tab then especially at only 199!
     
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    Oh yeah this makes total sense... /begin sarcasm First it completely jibes with the previous news that Google wanted to handle the hardware themselves...or, oh wait...supposedly Asus is making it. OK, forget that. And well second, of course after announcing their own quad/quint core sub-10" tablet, it makes complete sense that Asus would completely undercut their own marketing plan by making a competing model for Google. /end sarcasm

    I dunno...I think I'm taking this one with a huge grain of salt.

    -Matt
     
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    I don't see this happening

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    I've been waiting for a good tablet to come out that doesn't have the issues associated with the Prime. I'd get this one.
     
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    ... I can't seem to find the pre-order button anywhere... lol!

    Yeah, i'd have to say I'd order one. I have a 10" tablet and as much as I like it, having a 7" tablet would be a bit more portable. Especially if it's a Quad Core Tegra 3 nexus device. I'm sure that the amount of onboard memory is not going to be very high, so as long as there's a SD slot I think it would be perfect.
     
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    200 bucks? I'd buy in a heartbeat! I'd rather have a 10.1 inch one though for a legit keyboard dock.. but oh well. DancingNexus
     
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    I'd definitely buy one, maybe two for the kids if this were legit. I've been seriously considering getting a Prime for awhile. Although, I don't see ASUS cannibalizing their own Transformer sales by completely undercutting their own branded product for the sake of El Goog. It just doesn't make sense. If Google wants to release their own Nexus tablet, Motorola seems a more likely partner since Moto tablets have been all but non-existent in the sales category. The Xoom didn't do well because it was overpriced and the Xyboards, well the name speaks for itself. If that happens I'll have to think long and hard before buying another Moto product.