T-Mobile to carry the Google Nexus 5 by LG and new Nexus 7 by ASUS in stores November 20

Nexus 5 and 7 T-Mobile launch

Ever since T-Mobile announced free LTE data for life for most tablets and teased the new Google Nexus 7 by ASUS, people have been wondering when the latest Nexus tablet would actually be for sale at T-Mobile. Similarly, ever since Google announced that T-Mobile would be a retail partner for the Nexus 5 by LG, people have also been wondering when the latest Nexus phone would make its way to T-Mobile’s shelves.

We now have some good news.

Thanks to a leaked retail planning guide obtained by unofficial fan site TMoNews, it looks like T-Mobile will launch the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 on November 20. There’s still no official word on pricing, but I’ve been hearing that the Nexus 7 will carry a slight premium over Google’s Play Store pricing: T-Mobile will reportedly offer the tablet for $0.00 down with monthly payments of $16, for a grand total of $384, a full $35 more than purchasing it directly from Google. If you factor in the SIM card you’ll also have to purchase from T-Mobile, instead of getting one for free from Google, you might end up paying up to $45 more going this route.

If T-Mobile follow’s Sprint’s pricing lead, then it will sell the 16GB version of the Nexus 5 for $449 – $100 more than Google. If this happens, that means the 32B version will probably be $499. These prices are just speculation, though, so no need to worry yet. At the very least, potential buyers will be able to visit their local T-Mobile and Best Buy stores soon to play with the device in person before making up their minds.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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