Big box video game retailer, GameStop, announced today that they’ll be one of the brick and mortar stores selling Google’s newest Android tablet, the Nexus 7. GameStop started accepting pre-orders today for the 16GB model, which will retail for $249 and is scheduled to go on sale July 31st.
“We’ve seen great consumer enthusiasm for our recommerce initiatives, particularly our iDevice trade program that launched last fall,” said GameStop president Tony Bartel. “With the increasing popularity of Android tablets and the emerging multi-screen gaming trend, this is the ideal time to expand the program to meet the needs of our hybrid customers.”
This is a very smart move for the video game retailer, as the world begins to shift to mobile devices (as Nintendo suffered it’s first loss in the companies history last quarter), by selling mobile devices, especially the affordable Nexus 7, GameStop can stay one step ahead of other retailers.
The 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet will run the latest version of Android, 4.1 aka Jelly Bean, and it will feature a 1,280-by-800 HD display with 216 ppi, and it runs on an NVIDIA Tegra 3 with a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU.