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Google Knocks $100 Off Nexus 4
Posted By Joshua Sophy On September 4, 2013 @ 11:00 am In Technology Trends | 6 Comments
If your business is looking for an affordable smartphone, it may soon be time to buy. Google has discounted its Google Nexus 4 Android smartphone. The price drop was announced last week on the Google Play Twitter feed.
— Google Play (@GooglePlay) August 30, 2013 
Google is essentially taking $100 off the already inexpensive smartphone, making the 8GB model $199 and the 16GB $249. Unfortunately, the discount seems to have temporarily depleted inventory of the phone at the Google Play store. A notice Monday morning encouraged  disappointed bargain shoppers to check back soon.
The markdown may be a sign that a new release from Google is on the way. It may also be a response to a rumored budget iPhone from Apple that could be announced  as early as next week.
At first glance the Google Nexus 4 is already a highly attractive phone for the money. The device has a glass front and back and 4.7-inch screen with 1280 by 768 resolution. It also features an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front.
Downsides, according to a review by Joshua Topolsky of The Verge below, include lack of 4G LTE which makes for significantly slower data download in most cases. The lack of this feature means the phone is really not competitive with, say, the iPhone 5.
(Of course, you’ll want to disregard the prices quoted for the phone in the video since they’re much lower now with the discount.)
Also the glass front and back are easy to break, if you drop the phone.
However, the cameras and other features seem good and the phone is also available unlocked so you can use it with almost any carrier.
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URLs in this post:
 #ICYMI: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ICYMI&src=hash
 #Nexus4: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Nexus4&src=hash
 http://t.co/g8vIKtBC9N: http://t.co/g8vIKtBC9N
 August 30, 2013: https://twitter.com/GooglePlay/statuses/373581822237503489
 encouraged: https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_4_8gb
 announced: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/08/iphone-5c-september-10.html