Nexus 7 with LTE now available in Google Play for $349

Google announced that its Nexus 7 tablet is now available with 4G LTE built in. It's on sale immediately through the Google Play Store but will be coming to T-Mobile stores in the U.S. in October.

The news comes via a tweet from the official Google Nexus Twitter.

This Nexus 7 comes with WiFi, 4G LTE, 32GB of storage, and a 7-inch display. It appears to be exclusively sold with a T-Mobile SIM, however the device does come unlocked allowing for some other options if you wanted to shop around a bit for a carrier. There's incentive to sign up with T-Mobile though, since the device also comes with one month of free data through the network with no obligations — up to 2GB of 4G. The tablet ships for free as well for a limited time.

It'll set you back $349, but the Nexus 7 with LTE still a pretty good deal especially with the shipping and T-Mobile offers. You can grab it in the Google Play Store. If you don't need a tablet right away, you might consider waiting until Sept. 23 for Microsoft to make some exciting new Surface announcements or (allegedly) October for Apple to refresh its line of iPads.

Source: Twitter

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Really? Do you feel entitled? I knew the LTE was coming out but I bought the WiFi. I have hotspot plan so I feel the LTE didn't offer me anything. If you jumped the gun, that's on you. Just my $0.02

Oh man, I'm sold!! What a deal.
I would have thought they'd be wayyy more expensive.
I'll be snappin up one of them pretty quick.

I missed the T-Mobile part. Would this take a sim card from any provider?

If you don't need a tablet right away, you might consider waiting until Sept. 23 for Microsoft to make some exciting new Surface announcements or (allegedly) October for Apple to refresh its line of iPads.

Is this "exciting" news $349 with LTE?

With LTE? In what fantasy world do you live in? Apple is overpriced hype with incremental updates just to line their pockets and Microsoft is bloated with license fees and underwhelming software. Not gonna happen.

DarkNet said,
You mean as a phone?

Yes, like the Asus Fonepad or the Galaxy Note 8. Plus you don't have to pay two different data contracts if your phone already has one.

Actually, he isn't. There's quite the demand for it actually; it's one of the most common questions I get from people that come in to buy a tablet.

dead.cell said,
Actually, he isn't. There's quite the demand for it actually; it's one of the most common questions I get from people that come in to buy a tablet.

Umm, any proof of that? I see no demand on it. No stories on it. This is a niche thing and not something the majority will ever ask for.

There is nothing wrong in that. But to think he's a majority voice is just crazy.

DarkNet said,

Umm, any proof of that? I see no demand on it. No stories on it. This is a niche thing and not something the majority will ever ask for.

There is nothing wrong in that. But to think he's a majority voice is just crazy.


I saw several people with the Fonepad, not for the size (that is a bit too excessive) but mostly because it outspecs many other phones of the same price range since tablets are cheaper. For 200€ (the same launch price of the Lumia 520) you get 16gb of internal memory, 1gb of ram, front/back camera and an extremely reasonable battery life (10 hours of use but it can last weeks in standby with power saving enabled).

DarkNet said,

Umm, any proof of that? I see no demand on it. No stories on it. This is a niche thing and not something the majority will ever ask for.

There is nothing wrong in that. But to think he's a majority voice is just crazy.


I work retail and sell tablets. Trust me, I think "phablets" are stupid too but it's actually something people would like to do with their tablets, believe it or not.

My usual response is talking about the utilization of Skype if anything, but it's still not really a phone since you need data.

dead.cell said,

I work retail and sell tablets. Trust me, I think "phablets" are stupid too but it's actually something people would like to do with their tablets, believe it or not.

My usual response is talking about the utilization of Skype if anything, but it's still not really a phone since you need data.

I just want a bridge between the two. So if I get a message or a phone call while I am on my tablet, I don't have to drop the tablet to see if it is important or not..