Cheap $99 Nexus 7 to hit shelves at 2012-end

By Pamela Perez

Google is working on a super budget-friendly 7-inch Google Nexus 7 tablet that will be priced at US$99, said industry sources.

The industry mogul is working with Taiwan-based HannStar Display who will be supplying the TN panels for the device.

By Pamela Perez

Google is working on a super budget-friendly 7-inch Google Nexus 7 tablet that will be priced at US$99, said industry sources.

The industry mogul is working with Taiwan-based HannStar Display who will be supplying the TN panels for the device.

Google is eyeing an end of the year release to coincide with the holidays. This cheap device will launch alongside a second and more high-end Nexus, to be priced at $199.

This move from Google is in line with all the cheaper tablets hitting the market.

When and if it launches, it will be going head-to-head with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD. The latter device is priced at $269 for a 16-gigabyte model and $199 for the 8-gigabyte iteration.

Also, the undyingly rumoured iPad mini could still potentially make an appearance in the last quarter of 2012 and may come at a $249 price point.

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