[Rumor] Google Nexus 8.9 Tablet Coming with Premium Price

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  1. dgstorm

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    The latest rumor regarding the Google Nexus 8.9 tablet suggests that HTC will be the OEM of choice for the tablet, and that it will be a premium product with a premium price tag. According to recent reports, the HTC made Nexus 8.9 device will include a 2K display, but will fetch a price higher than the previously rumored $299. The media is speculating anything from $349 to $399.

    On top of this, there is also talk that the device will be announced at Google I/O on June 25th, and will be in mass production for a planned July street launch. We will keep you updated if more details arrive before the conference.

    Source: PhoneArena via DroidForums.net
     
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    HTC hasn't made a tablet for several years now, but they definitely put a lot of effort into premium design, and BoomSound front speakers would be crazy awesome! Nevertheless, Sony would be my first choice right now when it comes to cool looks.
     
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    Google's strategy of skipping the 8in model and going for a device with an 8.9in display suggests that the company is shifting its focus to large-size tablet applications.
    Considering Google's disadvantage in the large-size tablet market, a device with reasonable pricing and better performance ratio, sufficient mobility and a strategic position between large-size and small to medium size segments, might motivate the Android users to skip the 8in segment and go for large-size tablets.
     
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    Disappointed. I like the 10.1" size.
     
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    You're absolutely right. Everything looks better on a larger screen!
     

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