Google Underestimates 16GB Nexus 7 Tablet Demand




Google may have a hit on their hands with the Nexus 7 tablet. How do we know? The first hint is that they have stopped selling the 16GB version but not because of a problem. Well, it is a problem of sorts in that Google apparently underestimated demand for the 16GB version to the point that they have stopped taking orders and created a waiting list get it when it becomes available again.

Mashable reports

Demand for Google’s 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet seems to have well exceeded the tech giant’s expectations.

Last week, Google posted a message to its online store saying that shipments of the 16GB model were delayed one to two weeks. Now, the store has stopped taking orders altogether.

Those who want to purchase the $249 version of the tablet are told to sign up to be notified by e-mail when it is back in stock.

8GB Nexus 7 tablets are still available.

Here is what is believed to be the first ad for the tablet to help you see what you my not be able to buy. It emerged on YouTube (Hat tip to The Verge)