Nexus 7 with 4G LTE lands at Verizon on February 13
After a very, very long period of getting it certified for use on its network, Verizon is finally ready to launch the 2013 Nexus 7 this week. This event has been a long time coming, with most people expecting it to happen last year soon after Google announced the new tablet. But Verizon being Verizon, things dragged out quite a bit, and here we are – and it’s already February 2014.
Anyway, if you’ve been craving a Nexus 7 bought from Big Red, here’s the important bit. The tablet will become available on February 13, which is this Thursday. The normal asking price will be $349.99, but “for a limited time” (whatever that means) you’ll be able to purchase one from Verizon for just $249.99.
The catch? Well obviously you’ll need to sign a new two-year contract with the carrier. If you’ve already bought an LTE-capable Nexus 7 (say, from Google via its Play Store) and want to activate it on Verizon, you’ll be able to do that too, but only after you download and apply “the latest software update” – this may mean that a maintenance software version will be released by Google for the Nexus 7 in a short while. Or maybe that update is the KitKat update that the tablet has already received, it’s not particularly clear.