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Google & Asus To Release Mutually Developed 7-Inch Tablet In July

by on May 24th, 2012

In the latest iPad killer news, a new report from DigiTimes says that Google and Asus are preparing to release a mutually developed 7-inch tablet in July. Reports indicate that initial shipments of the device should reach 600,000 units.

It’s reported that the 7-inch tablet will begin production shipments in June for a July launch. Apparently Google was going to release the tablet in May, but due to design problems and larger costs the device was delayed.

The price of the 7-inch Google tablet is unknown, however previous reports have indicated that the device would be priced in the lower end of the market. Such a decision was apparently made to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

As we get into the second half of 2012, Samsung, Asus, Acer, and Amazon all have actual and rumored 7-inch, or larger, tablet devices they will be shipping. In other words, this space will be highly competitive.

Whether Apple chooses to enter the 7-inch tablet market with a smaller device remains to be seen. However recent rumors point toward Apple releasing a smaller iPad later this year.

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[via AppleInsider]

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