If you've been considering purchasing a Nexus 7, but aren't too fond of buying electronics online, you'll soon have another local retail option for scoring Google's new tablet. Following suit with its Canadian counterpart, Staples' U.S. chapter will be offering both the 8GB and 16GB Nexus 7 models for $199 and $249. Unlike Staples in Canada and Currys in the U.K., Staples' U.S. announcement doesn't provide an actual date, but states that the device will be available later this month. It's good to see Google's first homegrown tablet getting such retail support, hopefully Staples will be the first of many to offer this great device.


Staples Launches Pre-Sale of Nexus 7 from Google

Highly acclaimed Nexus 7 tablet features Google's Jelly Bean operating system

Monday, July 9, 2012 10:26 am EDT
"Staples is a leader in offering the latest technology for small businesses and consumers, and we are thrilled to offer early availability of this amazing new product…"

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Staples, Inc, the world's largest office products company and second largest e-commerce company in the world, today announced that Nexus 7 from Google is now available for pre-sale. Nexus 7 8GB and 16GB will be available in Staples stores nationwide and at Staples.com for just $199 and $249 respectively later this month.

"Staples is a leader in offering the latest technology for small businesses and consumers, and we are thrilled to offer early availability of this amazing new product," said Mike Edwards, executive vice president retail merchandising, Staples. "We invite customers to come in and experience a live demonstration of Nexus 7 at one of our U.S. locations or enjoy the convenience of free shipping when ordering on Staples.com."

Jointly developed between ASUS and Google, Nexus 7 is the world's first 7" quad-core tablet, built to bring you the best of Google in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand. It's powered by Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. Nexus 7 was made for Google Play™, with all the entertainment you love right in your hand. Nexus 7 already comes preloaded with content so you can start reading and watching right away.

Nexus 7 is the latest addition to a wide selection of the newest technology products at Staples. Staples full suite of technology products and services include the latest computers, e-readers, tablets and smart phones. Staples certified EasyTech associates are highly trained, and able to assist customers in selecting the best technology solutions for their needs.

About Staples

Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 88,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media. [press_end]