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    Google Nexus Tablet Coming For Sure


    Google chairman Eric Schmidt recently stated that his company is planning to market a tablet of the highest quality.  Since this statement, rumors have been spreading like a fire-storm surrounding a Google-branded slate, the Google Nexus Tablet.  DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim recently suggested that a Nexus-branded tablet will enter production in April for an initial run of between 1.5 million and 2 million units.  More reports also suggest that Google has contacted ASUS to design the Google-branded slate based on its Eee Pad MeMo tablet.  Now, a new rumor suggests that ASUS has scrapped its $249 MeMo to focus solely on the Nexus tablet.

    Earlier Google Tablet stories indicated that the Nexus slate would retail between $199 and $249.   Blog Android and Me last week said that the new target price is lower, between $149 and $199.  The Nexus Tablet will definitely have a 7-inch display.  With a lower retail price, Google may be looking to compete directly with Amazon’s Kindle Fire, and use a cheaper dual-core CPU than the previously rumored quad-core Tegra 3, which has also reportedly been scrapped.

    Google’s Nexus tablet is expected to be announced at this year’s CTIA Wireless trade show in New Orleans, May 8th to May 10th.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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