One thing to look for before getting the next Nexus tablet?

HTC Volantis

I can clearly remember the day I got the Nexus 10. It had a Pogo port that promised a keyboard dock, which — I’m sad to say — was never released. In fact, users had just a few accessories to choose from for this tablet. A sad episode in Google’s history, I would add. Now when I see a new Nexus tablet, I don’t even think about buying one until I see the accessory range. Which leads me to the point I want to make in this post…

You may’ve seen the leaked renders (on Android Police) of the upcoming HTC Volantis tablet which could be the Nexus 8 or Nexus 9. The device looks super-sexy, sporting an aluminum zero-gap construction and that gorgeous 8.9-inch 2048×1440 pixels screen. Rest of the specs apparently include NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 64-bit chip, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, 3-megapixel front-facing camera, optional LTE connectivity, and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. However, unlike earlier Nexus gear, this one will be more of a premium device, with prices reportedly starting at $399 for the 16GB model and going beyond $600 for the LTE variants.

While that’s all nice, we can’t suggest anyone to buy this tablet before he/she sees all the accessories that will support it. A tablet with an 8.9-inch screen should have its keyboard cover as well as any number of protective cases. So the one thing you should look before getting the Nexus 8/9 is the accessory range. No cool accessories = no money from you. At least that’s the way I see things. Cause you can always go for one of those Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets. They look darn sexy as well.

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