Share this Story

Retailer Listing for GSM Capable Nexus 7 Gives Us Some Hope

According to all of the Nexus 7 talk as of late, Google does seem to have big plans for their tablet line as we head into Q4. Talks of a 32GB model, a $99 variant, along with a possible 3G-packed version. Could it be? As seen in a leaked retailer listing, a Nexus 7 with GSM and WCDMA connectivity does exist, but it’s hard to tell if this is real or will ever be made available. Basically, it’s just too early to tell. 

According to Germany’s Tablet Blog, the tablet with 3G capabilities will only come in a 32GB model. Just one more hint at the possibility of this device actually existing. Google does indeed have some sort of big Android announcement planned for the end of the month, so fingers crossed we receive answers to our many questions.

Via: BGR | Tablet Blog

  • Tony Allen

    I’m not gonna lie, this would be pretty awesome. 🙂

  • Butters619

    Nexus 7 + Wifi Tether = 4G Nexus 7

  • i want this 😀 … allfree4android.blogspot.com

  • this excites me. When you have a prepaid SIM, you can switch your SIM from device to device and not have to pay extra fees. I have a friend that has an iPad 3 and iPhone 4 which both use microSIM cards and he just switches between devices.

    • JoshGroff

      I used to do that with the Xoom I bought on eBay during one of those flash sale things. Then I sold my Xoom to get an N7. (now I just hotspot if I need data.)

  • BigFonz

    Is there any where I can go to actually handle a Nexus 7? I’m trying to convince my wife tha she doesn’t need a $500 iPad. But I really need her to actually be a able to hold on ein her hand and play around with it.

    • JoshGroff


      • BigFonz

        Nice, thanks man.

        • JoshGroff


    • Taylor Levesque


      • PhoenixPath

        +1. Saw one of them at walmart the other day..damn near tripped.

      • BigFonz

        Thanks. The Walmart around here is pretty run down. I go in there about once a week, but I’ve never seen one. Only other Walmart in my area is about a 45 minute drive.

        • JoshGroff

          Mine just doesn’t stock tablets for whatever reason.

          • Tony Allen

            It seems to be hit and miss, they just finished a new walmart where I live, and they have 16GB Nexus 7’s

      • fixxmyhead


    • i haven’t been able to play with one at walmart, but i know at office depot and staples they’re supposed to have them on display to grope.

      • BigFonz

        I’ll check Office Depot. Thanks.

        • Androidian0005

          They’re cheaper at Staples FYI

  • jk

    I think this will happen for sure. Google will release this to go head to head with 3g/4g iPad minis but for cheaper.

  • Me

    This would only be cool if the price with contract is $FREE. $30/month for 4GB of data, Nexus 7 is free with 2 yr. contract. Carrier makes $720 in two years. Verizon/ATT need to keep pushing year over year growth to satisfy their shareholders. They are reaching maximum penetration of the population with cell phone charges. They need to get people paying for additional lines of service.

    They use the Nexus 7 like those free netbooks they were giving out a couple years ago, but these devices are actually cool.

    For the rest of us who know how to tether with our Android phones, we buy the Wifi Version.

    • JoshGroff

      Or have free hotspot via share plans. 🙂

  • Why would we need 3g/4g on our tablet when we can just turn hot spot on our phones and not pay extra fees.

    • r0lct

      People who are going to use it on the go a lot not within WiFi and have a 4G phone that probably will see the phone battery die fast.

      For most I think your suggestion is fine as typically you’re near power or WiFi so any tethering would be brief. For some however that isn’t their scenario.

  • Jonathan

    I would kill for a 3G N7. I would totally start leaving my phone at home and just carry the N7.

    • capecodcarl

      I wish these 3G tablets had functionality as a telephone. It’s silly that I carry around an Android smartphone and a Nexus 7. If the Nexus 7 had 3G and could make and receive phone calls then I could just carry one device (and maybe a Bluetooth ear piece). I suppose I could use some kind of VOIP app, but I’m leery of relying on that for my phone service given the latency in most 3G networks. I suppose as a backup I could just get a flip phone for voice and use a 3G Nexus 7 for everything else I use my smartphone for now.

      • JoshGroff

        I’ve been considering the same, but with Verizon’s share plans it’s only $10 less per month to have a dumb phone.

    • Futbolrunner

      Why would you want to leave your cell phone at home? Would you be able to take calls on a 3g N7 via Google voice?

      • you could, yes. just slap sipdroid+gvoice on there and you’re good to go.

  • I’ve kind of gotten over having 3g/4g on tablets. If I need data on my tablet I’m typically in a situation where I can just use my phone as a hot spot or there is wifi. Can’t wait to be able to stop dropping 20/month for my xoom.

    The only time I really like having a data enabled tablet is when I’m somewhere without a charger for my phone.

    • I was just going to say that. Since phones are easy hotspots, I’m not seeing the need for 3G/4G tablets much anymore…especially at the premium price.

      • JoshGroff

        MAXX HD = all the hotspot you need. 😉

  • Adam

    My interests lie in a Nexus 10. WiFi suits me fine as well.

  • Headshot!!

  • Chris O

    Give me a 32GB tablet Nexus Tablet with LTE and a 10 inch screen for $99 and I’ll gladly take it.

    • Aardvark99

      You carrier should just give you one for the price of the data plan.

    • mustbepbs

      Good luck with that.

    • Jroc869, Cool story bro

      cool story bro

      • JoshGroff

        orb yrots looc

  • If they hit 99 bucks I’ll get one for me and my wife. Then I can finally retire my old galaxy tab 7 :). Course at that price I would probably order a bunch for Christmas gifts.

  • tu3218

    I’m ready to sell my acer a500 right now. Google announce a 32 gb wifi version, and its mine.

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    Ill be down for this. I dont really need 4g and if its 32 gb Im in. I know its only 3g, but it seems to be the easiest way to go to offer it to the most people and not worry about hooking up to a carrier.

    • JoshGroff

      3G is fast enough for pandora and some minor web browsing.