Wild Rumor: Google/Asus Prepping $99 Nexus 7 iPad Mini Killer For 2012 Release

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http://techcrunch.com – And from left field comes a wild rumor. Digitimes is reporting today, citing unnamed sources, that Google and Asus are preparing the next generation of Nexus 7 tablets. There are two versions on tap: A $199 and $99 version. These tabs are reportedly scheduled for a late 2012 release as a counter to Apple’s expected 7.85-inch iPad mini. Additional details are nonexistent. There is no word on specs. But judging by the recent release of the Kindle Fire HD and Nook Tablet HD, it’s probably safe to assume the $199 version will feature a high-resolution display. And, likewise, the $99 ve (IT news)