Google Nexus 7 released with hiccups

The 7 inch slate hits the UK, but plagued by delivery issues
Darren Allan

July 19, 2012
Google Nexus 7

Google’s much anticipated 7 inch tablet, the Nexus 7, is now officially out in UK shops as of the middle of this week.

The device is now shipping to those who have pre-ordered it, and it’s out in some – but by no means all – retail stores. Various reports around the net also indicate that stock may sell out fairly quickly, too, as the Nexus 7 is a popular proposition in tablet town.

Particularly with its budget price tag of £200 for the 16GB version. Indeed, a quick check of the Dixons site shows that the next stock of the Nexus 7 isn’t due to arrive until tomorrow, and that might disappear pretty sharpish then.

A bigger stock shortage might then be on the cards, particularly seeing as the slate has been selling well in the States, and is encountering some supply and demand issues that side of the Atlantic.

On the bright side, Tesco still has stock online.

There’s another slight fly in the ointment, though, as while pre-orders are now being couriered out, apparently there are delivery issues thanks to Google.

Thousands of orders have apparently been dispatched with incomplete addresses, leaving courier TNT unable to deliver them. Some of those addresses being horrendously incomplete, according to the Inquirer’s report, such as: “Basement flat, basement flat, London.”

Most helpful indeed – only a short step from: “A house, the UK.”

So if you haven’t got your pre-ordered tablet yet, then that could be the reason why. TNT is advising folks to call Google, unsurprisingly.

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