British electronics sellers Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have revealed the dates in July when they expect to have Google's first tablet, the Nexus 7, on sale.
Dixons, which owns high-street stores PC World and Currys, expects to start handing over the pre-order web page. Carphone Warehouse buyers will have to wait just over a week longer, as the store said on its website it expects stock to come in on 27 July.
When the Nexus 7 was announced at the end of June, Google said it would arrive in mid-July, and the pre-order page on Google Play says right now that it will ship in "2-3 weeks".
The release of the Nexus 7 will mark a couple of 'firsts': it's the first time Google has directly sold a tablet to customers, and it will be the first device to ship with Android 4.1, also known as
On top of that, the tablet comes at a cheap price, given its specs: it has a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a 12-core GPU, and a seven-inch touchscreen display at 1,280x800-pixel resolution.
Dixons is listing the 16GB tablet at £199, while Carphone Warehouse has it at a penny under £200. Google's own price for that model is also £199, and it is also selling an 8GB version for £159.