It took a while, however, a newer Nexus 7 LTE model is now available to work with AT&T or T-Mobile LTE bands for $349 with 32GB of storage. The Nexus 7 16GB Wi-Fi model sells for $229 and 32GB Nexus 7 model sells for $269.
The cheapest way to buy the Wi-Fi Nexus 7 models and avoid shipping costs is through Walmart which offers free site-to store or home delivery. The Google Play store is also offering free ground shipping for a "limited time."
There are three LTE versions of the Nexus 7 2013 edition, LTE unlocked, LTE AT&T and LTE T-Mobile. Google does not give instructions on how to activate or use the LTE unlocked model on different carriers.
As an added bonus through December 31, 2013 receive a $100 AT&T bill credit by signing a 2 year service agreement on qualified postpaid standalone or Mobile Share plans. Activate on device, visit an AT&T store contact AT&T.
The Nexus 7 is made by Asus, has a 7" 323 pixels per inch screen, dual surround sound speakers powered by Fraunhofer, quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM, Android 4.3, Wi-Fi, 5MP camera and front camera. A previous model that sold for less was launched in the summer of 2012. The latest models have more features but are slightly more expensive. These new Nexus 7 tablets are also available through more retail outlets.
The Wi-Fi models weigh .64 lbs (290 grams) while the LTE models weigh 299 grams or .66 pounds.