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17 Dec 12 Nexus 7 Updates: New Dock Set for Global Release, UK’s EE Pick Up the …


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Possible price tag for the dock is about, $US40, which reports said should be reasonable enough despite the absence of HDMI connectivity.

The Google tablet has been gaining considerable attention as more telcos around the world started picking up the slate, further pushing down its already affordable price, which the internet giant paired with top-notch hardware specs and a stock version of JellyBean.

Last week, UK’s first 4G network EE added the 7-inch tablet to its growing stable of gadgets. Thanks to this Orange and T-Mobile consortium, the powerful device can be had for a one-off payment of between £30 and £50 plus monthly charges that will be determined by monthly data allowance.

Note that the Nexus 7, along with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, are not LTE-capable but thanks to EE’s LTE dongle, the device will be able to access super fast internet connection via Wi-Fi connectivity.

As proof to global consumers’ growing interest with the tablet, BGR News reported last week that Nexus 7′s shipment is expected to exceed three million units by the end of December 2012, citing data from DigiTimes.

By the end of the current month alone, Asus would have shifted over one million of the tablet, easily surpassing its November total shipment of around 900,000.

Judging from tech experts’ generally positive assessment so far and the sales numbers it has been generating since it was launched by Google, the Nexus 7 continues to reinforce its reputation as the most popular Android tablet, at least in the 7x-inch class.

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Article source: http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/415673/20121217/nexus-7-updates-new-dock-set-global.htm

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14 Dec 12 Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE Becomes the First Android LTE Tablet in U.K.


U.K. mobile provider EE has announced the availability of two new tablets: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and Google Nexus 7.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE starts at £99 with a two-year plan, which costs £36 per month and includes 8GB of monthly data. Options of 5GB and 3GB are also available for £30.99 and £26 per month, but they increase the initial investment: £200 and £250, respectively.

The Nexus 7 is bundled with a Huawei MiFi dongle, the price starting at £30 monthly if you choose an 8GB or 5GB data plan, or £50 for the 3GB one.

Samsung’s big Galaxy Note has the honor of being the first LTE Android tablet to hit the U.K. As far as availability of EE’s 4G service goes, the company promises it will be available in 18 towns by the end of 2012, as well as in a further 17 towns and cities by March 2013.

Check out our reviews of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Nexus 7, and head on over to EE for the details about this offer.

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Article source: http://mashable.com/2012/12/14/samsung-galaxy-note-10-1-lte/

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14 Dec 12 You Can Now Buy a 4G Nexus 7, Sort of


EE’s just announced that you can finally buy yourself some 4G-packing Android tablets, including the Nexus 7, well, kind of. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE is a genuine LTE-equipped tablet you can call your own, but to make the Nexus 7 go 4G, EE’s bundling an LTE portable hotspot with it. Not a bad solution, I guess.

The tablets come with steep price plans, though, so it’s not exactly a cheap option. The Note 10.1 LTE will cost you from £100 up-front, with the 8GB-a-month plan costing £36 a month. Meanwhile, the Nexus 7-4G hotspot combo will set you back from £30, and, again, £36 a month for 8GB of data.

4G speeds on your phone is awesome, there’s no doubt, but on a tablet? HD video streaming really comes alive; it’s just a shame 8GB really won’t get you that far.

Article source: http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2012/12/you-can-now-buy-a-4g-nexus-7-sort-of/

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