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Nexus 7 Cases Showing Up in Verizon Packaging

Earlier today, we reported that sources of ours had indicated that Verizon would begin selling a variant of the Nexus 7 (2013) as early as next week, likely by February 13. While you could pull out our saying of “nothing is confirmed” until we hear word from the carrier, the arrival of Nexus 7 cases in stores with Verizon branding on the packages is certainly something to be added to the story.

While Verizon carries all sorts of accessories in-store, it wouldn’t make much sense for them to carry a Nexus 7 case if they weren’t also planning to sell the device at some point. We still don’t know for sure if they are going to sell it in-store, online, or both, but with cases showing up in retail shops, it could be both. 

Keep in mind that industry leaker @evleaks mentioned back in mid-January that the device would arrive through Verizon before long. We also showed off the device running on Verizon’s LTE network back when it first was released by Google last summer, but as you know, an alleged certification process held it back from being activated as a new tablet on customers’ lines. No matter what, it appears as if the device is coming soon.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    Oh look the Nexus 8 may be coming in 3 months. Good timing Verizon.

  • Philip J. Fry

    I wonder if there’s a Verizon logo on it?

  • Jack3D

    Just remember that this tablet won’t work on CDMA bands (no radio). So if, by chance, you aren’t in an area with LTE, you get nothing. At least on TMo and ATT, you can fall back to HSPA.

    I may just stick with T-mo at this point.

    • michael arazan

      Or just do what everyone else does and just tether 4G to the tablet

      • Jack3D

        When you travel and use data constantly, and then use your phone (motoX in my case) as an actual phone, tethering for extended periods of time without recharging is not an option. The scores of LTE models sold would attest to that…

    • jack584

      Thing is that Verizon’s LTE network is bigger then T-Mobile’s native (non-roaming) network, not sure if Verizon’s LTE network is bigger then T-Mobile’s native+roaming coverage, but it possibly is.

      Keep in mind if you are in a roaming area on T-Mobile, they limit your data to a very small amount, 50 MB if you are on the unlimited simple choice plan, and you get zero roaming if you are prepaid.

      You can view T-Mobile’s domestic roaming limits here: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-3299

  • Chris

    I would have thought the packaging would have been one big check mark.

  • Turb0wned

    Hopefully the cases have a HUGE verizon logo on them to!

  • moelsen8

    f*ck Verizon at this point.

  • flosserelli

    So the Nexus 7 is finally coming to Verizon…well after Verizon’s own Ellipsis tablet has been established. Coincidence?? Hmmm….

    • Adrynalyne

      I wouldn’t call it established…

    • michael arazan

      Eager Verizon Tablet Customers = Suckers.

  • Dorian Brooks

    Wonder how much VZW is gonna rape up for.

    • michael arazan

      Wonder how much they charge for the lube.

      • Dorian Brooks