The Nexus 7 may be ruling the roost in the 7 inch tablet segment, though it still is lacking a crucial aspect: it relies on its Wi-Fi capability to connect to the internet. While that hasn’t stopped millions (presumably) from picking up the Google tablet, that 3G capability will further add shine to its appeal is all too well known. Also, the good news on this front is that such a development is already rumored to be taking place and something concrete on this could be expected soon.
As sources with modaco pointed out, a 3G enabled Nexus 7 could be on sale by the next six weeks. Everything else with the Google tablet is expected to be exactly the same as its Wi-Fi counterpart. However the biggest question right now will be how much of a price premium a built-in 3G modem on the Nexus 7 will command. Price has been one of the biggest pluses with the tablet and it will be interesting to see how much more the Nexus 7 3G will cost.
The Nexus 7 has only recently been made available in more international markets and though its appeal remains intact, its real challenge will be to see off what Amazon throws as it in the form of the Kindle Fire II.
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