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Old October 29, 2012, 11:17 AM
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The latest addition to Google’s Nexus family has finally arrived in the form of a $399 10.1” tabled dubbed the Nexus 10.

In an effort to capitalize upon their wildly successful Nexus 7, Google has now introduced the so-called Nexus 10, a larger 10.1” tablet that has an envious feature set. Produced by Samsung and perfected by Google’s internal design teams, the hope is that this new Nexus model will provide a reasonable alternative to Apple’s refreshed iPad.


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Thoughts? Personally, I think it looks hideous and if the Galaxy 10.1 is any indication, the build quality will be "plastic and more plastic".
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Old October 29, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I'm sure someone will come out with a nice case for it.

IMHO this is the deal breaker for some, Google announces 32GB HSPA+ Nexus 7, available to Canadians November 13th for $309 | MobileSyrup.com
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I'm sure someone will come out with a nice case for it.

IMHO this is the deal breaker for some, Google announces 32GB HSPA+ Nexus 7, available to Canadians November 13th for $309 | MobileSyrup.com
Personally, I think buying cases for mobile devices is ridiculous in the extreme but that's just me....

As for the HSPA+ version of the 7, I think that's what I'm going to buy. Since my Telus 6GB data plan can be shared, that would be perfect.
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The latest addition to Google’s Nexus family has finally arrived in the form of a $399 10.1” tabled dubbed the Nexus 10.

In an effort to capitalize upon their wildly successful Nexus 7, Google has now introduced the so-called Nexus 10, a larger 10.1” tablet that has an envious feature set. Produced by Samsung and perfected by Google’s internal design teams, the hope is that this new Nexus model will provide a reasonable alternative to Apple’s refreshed iPad.


Read more here: Google Launches Nexus 10 Tablet; An iPad Competitor at Just $399 | Hardware Canucks


Thoughts? Personally, I think it looks hideous and if the Galaxy 10.1 is any indication, the build quality will be "plastic and more plastic".

Well, the screen is nothing like the 10.1 so no real comparison. Now that Samsung's non-comp with Apple has run out for the Retina display, I'm sure you will be seeing many of these non-Apple high-res tablets, and of course the same people who were calling people sheep for getting an Apple one six months ago will be oohing and ahhing over all the pixels

No LTE is a deal breaker for me... Just like SSDs and high-res screens, once you've gone LTE, you can't go back.
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LG nexus 4 looks like a cheap android phone.

The nexus 10 looks like a good product but the large round bezels are so unappealing and would be hard to use with a stand.

On the other hand I might sell my nexus 7 for the new 7 with mobile data as for me that's the only thing I was missing from the 7.

Although LTE speeds are nice, a 100mb a month LTE plan is $22 a 500mb is $37 and that is just internet!! No phone services.

I don't think I'm cheap but 100mb for $22!!! I can't even watch 1 hour of youtube on the public transit trip I take to class everyday with that cap! I'm looking for a 3gb plan from wind for $25 a month which doesn't have LTE.

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I';m not even going to bother posting the Nexus 4's press release. Ugh.
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LG nexus 4 looks like a cheap android phone.

The nexus 10 looks like a good product but the large round bezels are so unappealing and would be hard to use with a stand.

On the other hand I might sell my nexus 7 for the new 7 with mobile data as for me that's the only thing I was missing from the 7.

Although LTE speeds are nice, a 100mb a month LTE plan is $22 a 500mb is $37 and that is just internet!! No phone services.

I don't think I'm cheap but 100mb for $22!!! I can't even watch 1 hour of youtube on the public transit trip I take to class everyday with that cap! I'm looking for a 3gb plan from wind for $25 a month which doesn't have LTE.
I think a potential LTE version may be for those of us who have 6GB LTE phone plans. $70 is what I pay for mine...
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Another odd bit: why the hell does Google charge a $100 premium to go from 16GB to 32GB when that same bump is $50 on the Nexus 7?
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Isn't OEM flash magnitudes below $1/gigabyte? Why is storage such a premium?
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Personally, I think buying cases for mobile devices is ridiculous in the extreme but that's just me....

As for the HSPA+ version of the 7, I think that's what I'm going to buy. Since my Telus 6GB data plan can be shared, that would be perfect.
Agreed, it's sort of why I like the design of the Surface, the thing is it's own case, all you need is the optional cover/keyboard and you're good to go.

I know it's not a "mobile phone" device but it's still a mobile tablet and lots of people buy cases for their tablets.
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