Some American retailers revealed Monday that they are already having problems to fulfill all the demand coming from consumers and as they are on the verge of running out of Nexus 7 units.
The device, which is already seen as potential iPad killer, goes at initial price tag of $199 and is co-developed by Google and Asus. The tablet was officially announced at the end of June, during Google I/O 2012 event.
Huge American retailers such as Sams’s Club report that they sold two Nexus 7 stocks, a sing that the customers are decided to get their hands on the tablet, writes Tech Source.
“We blew through the first two allotments,” said Gamestop revealed to Reuters. A third isn’t expected until August. Other reports claim that the device may not be available until September.
Meanwhile, Staples calms down customers, promising that they were still in line for the highly covered Google tablet.
“As this is a pre-sale, the order number assigned when you pre-ordered (Staples order number above) will not provide valid tracking information and at some point will show a status of canceled when tracked on Staples.com,” the company said in an email.
“We want to assure you we have reserved your Nexus and it will ship between July 12th and July 17th with a transit time of 1 – 3 business days. You will receive your order number that can be tracked when the product ships and your credit card will be charged at that time.”
As for the smaller retailers, they list the hit of sales as available, thus a few more lucky customers still have an opportunity to purchase the highly anticipated tablet.
Thus, the tablet has proved its ability to be a true tablet competitor in the market. While other Android-powered tablets, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, have gained a bit of popularity in the past, they haven’t come close to Apple’s iPad.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, speaking to reporters at the Allen & Co conference on Thursday, said there was “immense demand” for the Nexus 7 in the first week after it was introduced.
However, it still remains unclear whether customers will be able to order the Google Nexus 7 through Amazon.
Experts claim that the new device will be in direct competition with the Kindle Fire, so it might be unlikely that Amazon allows Google to sell its Nexus 7 through the site.
Spokesperson for Amazon confirmed that the company is in talks with Google, Inc regarding the possibility of selling the highly demanded tablet from its own warehouse.
Google’s first tablet runs the latest version of the Android operating system, 4.1 Jelly Bean, and comprises a variety of features like a 7-inch IPS display with a 1280×800 resolution.
Also should be noted a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor; a 1.2 MP front-facing camera; NFC, Bluetooth, 802.11n wireless; GPS and 8 GB and 16 GB versions.