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Nexus 7 LTE model mid-September debut likely

Waiting on tenterhooks for the LTE version of the Nexus 7? Indications from Japan and Europe point to a mid-September launch.

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Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.
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Second-generation Nexus 7. The timing of the LTE model has not been announced in the U.S.
Second-generation Nexus 7. The timing of the LTE model has not been announced in the U.S. Google

The LTE version of the new Nexus 7 tablet from Google should arrive in mid-September in Japan and Europe, providing some hope that the U.S. market may see similar timing.

One of the first indications came from Japan when Google announced the launch of Nexus 7 sales there earlier this week.

Japan's Ascii.jp cited comments from Google that the LTE model would be available in mid-September.

Meanwhile, reports are pointing to similar timing in the U.K.

Google has yet to announce availability in the U.S.. At the moment, only the Wi-Fi version is available.

Needless to say, anticipation is high in the U.S. where the tablet has received positive reviews.

The 7-inch tablet is considered the iPad Mini's main competitor. It boasts one of the highest resolution displays of any tablet and a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

The 32GB LTE Nexus is priced at $349.

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