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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:02 PM

Google unveils small tablet, challenges Kindle Fire!



SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is unveiling a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon's Kindle Fire.

The Nexus 7 is designed specifically for Google Play, the online store that sells movies, music, books, apps and other content - the things Amazon.com Inc. also sells for its tablet computer.

Both tablets have screens that measure 7 inches diagonally, smaller than the nearly 10 inches on Apple Inc.'s popular iPad. The Nexus 7 will also be light - at about 0.75 pound, compared with the Kindle Fire's 0.9 pound. The iPad weighs 1.44 pounds.

The Nexus 7 will ship in mid-July starting at $199 - the same price as the Kindle Fire. By contrast, iPads start at $499. Customers can start ordering it through Google on Wednesday, initially in the U.S., Canada and Australia.


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yortsed snacilbuper Jun 2012 OP
femmocrat Jun 2012 #1

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:10 PM

1. I can't keep up anymore....

How does someone decide what to buy... and how do you know it won't be replaced by something "better" in the next 5 minutes?

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