The one complaint tablet enthusiasts had with the Google Nexus 7 was its lack of 3G capabilities. Once the tablet wunderkind had made its mark on the market, rumors began to circulate surrounding a possible 3G model. Yesterday a Nexus 7 with the model number ME370TG appeared online and some believe that this could be the 3G version we’ve been waiting for.
The model number stamped on all Nexus 7’s is ME370T so adding a G on the end would seem to indicate 3G capabilities. This device, known only as “ASUS Pad” has 32 GB memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and of course, 3G. Price, release date and further specifications have yet to be announced. It would be an intelligent move for Google to release the 3G version of the Nexus 7 before Apple announces the iPad Mini.
In anticipation of competition from Apple, Google has already decided to match the price of the 16 GB and 32 GB versions of the Nexus 7 at $249. If Google can pull a 3G model out of the bag for a similar price, the iPad Mini will surely face stringent competition.