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Google's $99 Nexus tablet will reportedly launch ahead of the holidays

Though Google’s (GOOG) rumored hardware partner denied earlier claims to the same effect, the Android maker is once again said to be prepping a dirt-cheap $99 Nexus tablet that will launch ahead of the holidays this year. Digitimes, the source of the prior report, is once again making the claim, adding additional details that were not previously available. According to the site’s unnamed supply chain sources, Google’s $99 Nexus tablet is indeed being designed by ASUS and it will feature a single-core ARM processor built by WonderMedia Technologies along with a display panel from HannStar Display. Quanta will reportedly assemble the slate. If the device is real, it will likely pose the most serious threat to Apple’s (AAPL) iPad mini, which will be unveiled during a press conference on October 23rd.

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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