Google Nexus 7 Europe-wide launch seems set for September 3
If you’re in ‘mainland’ Europe (read: not the UK) and are desperate to get your hands on an Asus-made Google Nexus 7, here’s some good news. You’ll be able to buy the tablet in the biggest European markets starting on September 3.
A couple of days ago we found out that September 3 was in fact the launch date for the Google tablet in Germany. Back then we wondered when the device would make it to other European countries.
Well, wondering we aren’t anymore. At least most of the other ‘big’ markets, such as France and Spain, are getting it on the same day. No word on Italy yet, but it wouldn’t surprise us if September 3 was the release date there too. Or who knows, maybe even more countries will get in on the fun on that day.
What we do know for sure is that Spanish retailer Fnac has started taking pre-orders for the 16 GB version of the Nexus 7 for €250. That’s around the price that was rumored for the German market too. In France, the consumer electronics chain Darty is asking you for €237.40 for the same tablet. Needless to say, both of the retailers expect to have it in stock on September 3.
This launch will certainly help Google move some more Nexus tablets, and it couldn’t come soon enough. Of course, most of the world still won’t have access to the Nexus 7 even after September 3, and Google really needs to work on distribution now that it’s a hardware seller once again. Perhaps it could use Motorola’s contacts.