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Possible details of Google Nexus tablet emerge

Google I/O, the search engine giant's annual developer conference kicks off on June 27. As usual, things will start with a keynote, which may include some product announcements. One blog claims that it already knows which gadget Google will show off — a tablet dubbed "Nexus 7."

Gizmodo Australia's Luke Hopewell writes that the blog's staff has "viewed a training document detailing exactly what’s going to be in the new tablet and how much it’s going to cost." 

According to Hopewell, the tablet will be a 7-inch device built by Asus — which fits with earlier reports — and contain a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM. The tablet will be come in 8GB and 16 GB versions, Hopewell explains. Its screen will supposedly be an IPS display "with a 178-degree viewing angle, running a resolution of 1280 by 800." (This again matches a prior report by DigiTimes.)

Additionally, there will supposedly be NFC, Google Wallet, and Android Beam technology built into the device along with a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. The battery inside the Nexus 7 will offer 9 hours of operating time.

Hopewell writes that the 8GB version of the tablet will cost $199 and that the 16GB version will cost $249. (Previous reports suggested that prices would range between $149 and $249, for reference.)

While leaks, rumors, and vaguely sourced reports should always be taken with a large dash of salt, there's been a lot of consistency regarding this particular device. We wouldn't be surprised if we saw it in a couple of days, at the Google I/O keynote in San Francisco, from where we'll be reporting live.

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