The Bright Side of News has learned from its sources that Google's HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet will indeed launch on October 15, in-line with an earlier report, and will be priced at $399 (Rs. 24,500 approximately). About the premium price tag of the alleged Nexus 9, BSN notes that Google is aiming to "bring a premium quality device to market at an affordable price."
Additionally, the report tips that the rumoured Nexus 9 will go on sale starting November 3, while will go up for pre-orders beginning October 15. The report also claims that Google for the first time in order to offer its new Nexus tablet to a broader audience will make the device available at most major retailers online. However, the report only names B&M, one of UK's retailers, while also suggesting that the company will place mini-kiosks at select Best Buy stores.
Further, the report suggests that the alleged Nexus 9 will indeed be powered by Nvidia's Tegra K1 SoC, corroborating recent leaks.
It also points to an excerpt from Nvidia's blog (from August), "And for hard-core Android fans, take note that we're already developing the next version of Android - "L" - on the 64-bit Tegra K1." The blog further cements the fact that the Nexus 9 will pack Nvidia's chipset.
On Thursday, one of HTC's executives 'confirmed' that the yet-to-be-launched Nexus 9 would mark "HTC's commitment" to tablet market after almost three years. He also went on to suggest that the next Nexus tablet featuring an 8.9-inch display would be released in Taiwan by end of 2014 or Q4.