Take this with a grain of salt — it is Digitimes we’re talking about — but according to a report from one of Google’s suppliers, the company will work to bring a 10-inch version of its Nexus tablet to market by the end of the year. The slate will presumably maintain many of that same traits that make the Nexus 7 such an attractive device: price, power and a few compromises. Namely, no back camera or removable storage.
The rumoured $299 number is extrapolated from the price of the current model, which maxes at $249USD for the 16GB version. With a 10-inch screen, perhaps at a 1920×1200 resolution, and a more powerful Tegra 3 processor (like the one in the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 clocked at 1.7Ghz) Google could differentiate the two Nexus tablets enough to justify the higher price.
The question is whether people would buy it — is 7-inches the sweet spot for an Android tablet, or would you hold out for a Jelly Bean-sporting Nexus 10?