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Google starts selling Nexus 7 in Japan for $250US-GOOGLE-JAPAN-TABLET:Google starts selling Nexus 7 in Japan for $250
TOKYO (Reuters) - Google Inc said it began selling its Nexus 7 tablet in Japan on Tuesday, with a starting price of 19,800 yen ($250).
Sales of the 7-inch tablet started on the Google Play website on Tuesday and will be available in physical stores from October 2, the world's No.1 search engine said.
By taking a greater role in the tablet arena, Google hopes to ensure that its online services remain at the forefront for consumers, as tablets increasingly becoming gateways to the Web and Web-based content such as movies and music.
($1 = 77.8750 Japanese yen)
(Reporting by James Topham; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)
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