GameStop is now taking pre-orders for Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet.
The retailer confirmed this week that it is accepting pre-orders in U.S. stores and online for the 16GB version of the Nexus 7, which costs $249.99.
Google and GameStop said the tablet will be released in mid-July, though the GameStop website lists the release date as July 31.
GameStop will also offer a 30 percent trade bonus on items traded towards the pre-order of a Nexus 7. That includes video game hardware, software and accessories as well as Apple gadgets and other Android-based devices.
“We’ve seen great consumer enthusiasm for our recommerce initiatives, particularly our iDevice trade program that launched last fall,” GameStop president Tony Bartel said in a statement. “With the increasing popularity of Android tablets and the emerging multiscreen gaming trend, this is the ideal time to expand the program to meet the needs of our hybrid customers.”
GameStop is also offering cash or store credit for select Android tablets. Last month, the retailer expanded its Android tablet offerings, adding the tablets to more than 1,600 stores nationwide. GameStop first started selling the Acer A100, Asus Transformer, and Samsung Galaxy Tab in 200 stores last October.
Google unveiled the Asus-based Nexus 7 tablet at its Google I/O conference this week. The 7-inch tablet will run the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, boasts a 1,280-by-800 HD display, and runs a Tegra 3 chipset with a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU.
Google is also selling an 8GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet for $199 to customers in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.