We’ve already told you that HTC may make the Nexus 8 tablet and I even tried to make a case for buying that device once it’s out. Now we got new information to add to the mix, coming from Rhoda Alexander, director of tablet and monitor research at IHS Technology.
According to her, unlike the Nexus 7, Nexus 8.9 will be a “high-performance” tablet and in that sense will be a “lower volume product, carrying a premium price tag to support the specifications.” Speaking of which [price], it will be higher than $300, but users will get a 2K+ screen in return.
The release date is set for late June, and not April as we’ve heard before. Conveniently, that’s also the time when Google holds its annual I/O conference so we know what to expect at that time.
Once launched, the Nexus 8.9 will compete with tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, which are selling for $399 and $379, respectively. We would assume Google’s baby will be slightly more affordable, but you never know.
In any case, we do expect to hear more about Nexus 8.9 and perhaps even see it leaked in the meantime. Stay tuned…