ASUS and Google could be prepping a modified version of the Nexus 7 priced at $99

DigiTimes is at it again. I do have to say that that they are right some of the time so this is worth throwing into the rumor mill. They claim that ASUS and Google are working on improving the Nexus 7, and by the end of the year they will release two refreshed versions. They will both be thinner, but the most interesting part of it is the fact that one of the models will cost just $99. At this point ASUS has denied the report so we really need to take this with a grain of salt.

They didn’t offer any other information other than these tabs will use TN panels made by HannStar Display. I guess none of this is shocking, but I will be a little surprised if it comes true. With Amazon dropping their basic Kindle Fire to $159 and the impending iPad Mini, Google wants to keep the momentum going. I’m not sure two newer versions of the Nexus 7 is all that great of any idea though. To me, it makes more sense to come out with the one cheaper version and then maybe a Nexus 10 priced at $299. I guess we will all just have to stay tuned and wait for the next piece of information to leak.

source: DigiTimes

 

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  • swtrainer

    For $99, I’d buy one…otherwise, I’ll just stay with what I have now until I buy a new Galaxy Note II phablet when they come out on AT&T.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.gott Adam Gott

    I would have purchased a Nexus 7 by now if it had a micro-sd slot…

  • http://twitter.com/Tsamados Christopher Tsamados

    I’d buy a Nexus 10 with an SD card slot and HDMI out for $300!