Verizon’s LTE Nexus 7 Will Finally Go On Sale in Two Days Time
Verizon Wireless has at last officially announced that will be offering the LTE version of Google’s flagship tablet of 2013, the Nexus 7, on its super-fast 4G network, from this Thursday, February 13, 2014. The American carrier will be listing the slate for $349.99 upfront, which will get you a factory unlocked model of the device, or $249.99 on a two-year data only contract. Customers can also add the tablet to their Share Everything Plan for an additional $10 per month.
The Nexus 7 is by far the most impressive ultra-portable tablet on the market, packing a gorgeous 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 16/32GB of internal storage, and a 3,950 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery.
The device ships running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but you will be able to upgrade the device to the latest build of Android 4.4 KitKat the first time you connect it to a Wi-Fi network. As is expected from any Android device, the slate comes pre-loaded with the full suite of Google apps, including: Gmail, Google Play, Google+, Hangouts and YouTube.
Verizon also confirmed that customers who purchased a cellular-enabled Nexus 7 from the Play Store when it was first released back in July, 2013, will also be able to activate and use the slate on its network, thanks to an over-the-air software update that is expected to rollout to all 4G variants of the tablet over the next couple of weeks.
Unfortunately, the operator has not published a pre-order page for us to secure ourselves a device — so it’s first come, first served. Be sure to check back, though, as we will notify you the minute it becomes available to purchase on Thursday.