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Old June 27, 2012, 05:54 PM
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I'm guess it's from the link, essentially from the google play store.

I'm also curious in the GPS it mentioned. I wonder if it's an actual GPS chip that is used in standard GPS or if it's the "gps" they use in a phone (which is limited to your cell reception). If it's a real GPS chip then this would be great for trips. Hell 100-150$ that alone you'd have to pay for a standard GPS.

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I'm guess it's from the link, essentially from the google play store.
I was hoping to avoid the $20 shipping fee though...

Then it's a $260 8GB tablet
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Old June 27, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Yeah, I think it's just going to be sold direct from Google, at least till it hits shelves. After that who knows.

Again, would love to know if this has a real gps in it, makes it 100-150$ less to me as I am in the market for a gps soon as well.
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I'm pretty sure it is an integrated GPS chip since this thing doesn't have the network access necessary for cellular 2G/3G/4G-based location services.

I would have appreciated a rear-facing camera but that's usually the first thing to get FUBAR'd anyways.
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And here I was all ready to grab the Nexus Q for the new minimalist theme I have going on in my livingroom. But at $299? Yikes!
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I'm also curious in the GPS it mentioned. I wonder if it's an actual GPS chip that is used in standard GPS or if it's the "gps" they use in a phone (which is limited to your cell reception). If it's a real GPS chip then this would be great for trips. Hell 100-150$ that alone you'd have to pay for a standard GPS.
Most modern phones have actual GPS chips, you can use them fine without any cell reception.

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And here I was all ready to grab the Nexus Q for the new minimalist theme I have going on in my livingroom. But at $299? Yikes!
Saw some news about part of the high price being because it's mostly manufactured in North America rather than China.
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Also don't forget you get $25 free to spend in the google store. You also get a free movie and some other things like magazines.
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It's bloody tempting.... I wish I knew if they are going to offer a 10" nexus tablet later this year.
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Most modern phones have actual GPS chips, you can use them fine without any cell reception.



Saw some news about part of the high price being because it's mostly manufactured in North America rather than China.
Define modern phones, my galaxy S claims to have GPS however it runs over cell reception, perhaps that's an older smart phone now?

I'm just weary because of that is all, lose reception lose my gps on my SGS
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And here I was all ready to grab the Nexus Q for the new minimalist theme I have going on in my livingroom. But at $299? Yikes!
Yeah, looks cool and my Airport Express / Android -PC combo isn't where I want it to be, but $300 is at least $100 more then I would do.
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