T-Mobile has become the first U.S carrier to announce the availability of the HTC-made Google Nexus 9 for $599.76. The flagship tablet comes equipped with 4G LTE technology, 32GB internal storage and the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, a major upgrade from Google’s Wi-Fi only model that was announced in October.
The carrier will also offer the device for $24.99 for 24 months with $0 down payment for the top-end model. Earlier, users were disappointed with the Wi-Fi only model priced at $399 while the latest model is likely to attract consumers despite the high price. The US carrier will be the only carrier to offer the 4G LTE model and will provide high-speed wireless data. The device is available in 16GB and 32GB models and include Bluetooth 4.1.
The 8.9-inch phablet with Gorilla Glass 3 and a resolution of 2048×1536 includes a 64-bit chipset, the first time in a Nexus tablet. The device boasts a massive 6700 mAh battery, 8 megapixel primary camera and 1.6 megapixel secondary camera. The Nexus 9 is powered by a 2.3GHz dual-core Tegra K1 processor with 2GB of RAM. The Wi-Fi model also carries the same specifications, except for 4G LTE technology.
T-Mobile is offering data plans with the Nexus 9 and will offer 200MB of free data till the usage of the device. High-data users can opt for the simple choice plan for additional $10. Non T-mobile users can choose from data plans ranging from $20 to $70 that will offer $1GB and 11GB data plans respectively.
In a promotional campaign, the Germany-based carrier is offering two business lines for $100 in the Unlimited Family Plan where unlimited 4G data, voice calls and other features. Consumers who use less data can opt for the plan with 4 lines with 2.5GB of data for the same price. The Nexus 9 can be purchased from T-Mobile’s underground website.[ Source ]