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Google's Stopped Selling 16GB Nexus 7 Tablets Because They're Too Popular

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is so popular that sales had to be suspended to try to catch up with demand. Units that were ordered up until last week will be delivered on time.

The shortage comes because Google was taken totally off guard by how popular the 16GB model would be. It had expected the $249 8GB model to be the big seller. That hasn’t happened, though. Instead, the $299 16GB model has been a massive, surprising success.

This will probably be a minor setback at worst for Google and the Nexus 7. But hopefully it’s also a wake-up call for Google and its competitors that the battle to catch the iPad isn’t just a race to the bottom. [Guardian via Techmeme]