Google Nexus 7 Sells Out Prior to Launch

If you were planning on heading down to the High Street this week to finally get your hands on the already-legendary Google Nexus 7, let me be the first to advise you not to bother doing anything of the kind.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve nothing against Google’s new tab and can’t wait to get hold of one myself, but reports are flying in from all angles that third-party retailers are already running dry and shipping delays have already crossed the threshold into August.

Not that we expected anything different of course.

Google Nexus 7 Sells Out Prior to Launch

Demand Impossible to Satisfy

It doesn’t take a genius to work out that the world’s first tablet PC with such a spec-sheet available for just $199 would prove to be the most popular thing since sliced bread – thus would sell in equally biblical quantities.

However, Google either managed to get their own sales estimates way off the mark or perhaps had no physical means by which to possible produce enough Nexus 7 tablets to meet demand, as the device effectively sold out long before it ever had chance to hit the shelves.

Low Price, High Power

Early reviews of the Nexus suggest that Google’s first own-brand tablet really is everything we expected it to be and has single-handedly changed the face of the affordable tablet market once and for all.

Packing a quad-core processor form Nvidia, incredible high-resolution touchscreen and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box, the Nexus 7 runs circles around the Amazon Kindle Fire, which has previously occupied the affordable high-spec tablet PC market unchallenged.

The War Begins

However, the Nexus 7 is unlikely to remain at the top of the table without serious challenges along the way, as rumor has it that the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 and perhaps even the iPad Mini are due to launch over the summer – both with exceptional spec-sheets and the same price-tags of around $200.

The iPad Mini in particular is the device most experts and consumers alike have their eyes out for, representing what could be one of the biggest shifts in Apple’s product history and a record-breaking success story in the making.

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