AT&T offering Google Nexus 7

Users can now grab a 32GB Nexus 7 tablet with AT&T LTE 4G data access for $349.

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Have a hankering for a Google Nexus 7 tablet along with LTE service? AT&T feels it has an offer you can't resist. The carrier has now partnered with Google to sell a 32GB version of the slate complete with AT&T LTE 4G data access for $349.

Of course you can also buy a 32GB Nexus 7 model for the same $349 direct from the Google Play store without having to commit to a lengthy two-year service contract. As someone who mainly uses tablets at home over Wi-Fi, or free-load off of friends and family's network connections, purchasing a separate data plan for a device like this is not very compelling.

Even so, those who travel often and find themselves with only slow hotel networks (if they're lucky) will certainly welcome a tablet linked to AT&T LTE. The device could also serve as a mobile hot spot on the road, and I admit AT&T's new 4G infrastructure is very fast, at least where you can get it.

About the author

Brian Bennett is senior editor for appliances at CNET and reviews a wide range of household and smart-home products. These include everything from microwave ovens, blenders, ranges and coffee makers to personal weather stations. An NYC native, Brian now resides in bucolic Louisville, Kentucky where he dreams of someday owning the sparkling house of the future.

 

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