Nexus 7 Price Drops as 32GB Model is Unveiled

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It's been known for a while and rumored for even longer that Google's Nexus 7 tablet will be arriving in a 32GB model soon. Just last week Office Depot began offering the device through its web store. This weekend, Office Depot decided to go all-out and the store is now displaying the device in its stores across the country.

According to a Droid Life report, the retailer put the new 32GB Nexus 7 on display yesterday for $250. Along with the new version of the mini-tablet, the 16GB version has had its price drop to only $200, putting it at the same price point as the Kindle Fire HD.

It's unclear whether Office Depot jumped the gun on the tablet, or whether the retailer got some sort of exclusive deal. The new Nexus 7 is still not available through Google Play, which still lists the 16GB Nexus 7 for $249, though the tablet isn't for sale. Instead, the site has a "Coming Soon" message and an email notification request for when the tablet goes back on sale.

The price drop and new Nexus 7 model were undoubtedly going to be a part of a Google Android announcement event scheduled to take place today. That event has been postponed indefinitely due to the threat of hurricane Sandy. It will be interesting to see whether any other expected products, such as the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10-inch tablet appear on store shelves before Google can reschedule its announcement.

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