The upcoming Nexus 7 tablet produced by Google and manufactured by Asus has long been the subject of debate online, and now it’s finally broken cover, courtesy of a leaked internal training document. This is the second breach of information for Google recently: American consumers attempting to purchase the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ were shocked last week to discover that the OS for the device was labelled Android 4.1, the previously-apocryphal “Jelly Bean” (predicted in the past to be the upcoming 5.0). However, it’s possible that these ‘leaks’ were calculated attempts by Google to eke out a little publicity for their newest releases – the Jelly Bean leak certainly set the blogosphere alight with speculation, and with most pundits expecting the Nexus 7 to run Jelly Bean on release, it would certainly make sense from a marketing perspective to ‘leak’ details about both back-to-back. Whatever the case may be, the design looks to be completely in tune with what we predicted in one of our previous blog posts – the 7 inch screen from which the device derives its name is capable of 1280x800 IPS display, as well as the requisite 1080p HD which consumers have come to expect from their tablets. The Nexus 7 will be running a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, which – along with its round 1GB of RAM – is likely to provide all the processing power that the casual user could desire. It should also ship with Android 4.1, the Jelly Bean OS which has caused so much hype and speculation recently. Though a dedicated camera is absent, a 1.2 MP front-facing camera is present; it’s probable that the more powerful back-facing camera was cut off during production to help keep the costs low. The reason for that is obvious, of course – to stay competitive with the Amazon Kindle Fire (the chief competitor in the smaller tablet market), the Nexus 7 will need to be a ‘budget’ device, with a price tag lower than that of the Kindle Fire. The leaked document attached to the image of the Nexus 7 suggests that pricing will start at $199 (for an 8GB tablet) and run up to $249 (for the more muscular 16GB); and frankly, it’s likely you’ll need the extra storage, because there’s no microSD card slot present. On the flipside, the device has all the usual suspects in terms of connectivity, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3, meaning you’ll be able to hook yourself up to the internet at a moments notice to download films and TV shows at your leisure – just don’t expect to store too many of them at a time. On the whole, then, the device is as we expected and predicted. Will it be a ground-breaking addition to the tablet marketplace? It’s unlikely. But will it be a classy (check out that chassis!), understated affair, shipping with all the specs the dedicated tablet consumer could want, making it a worthy opponent to Amazon and their ubiquitous Kindle? We here at Mobile Madhouse suspect it will. So check our site regularly if you’re planning on purchasing a Nexus 7 – we’re sure we’ll be first on the front line with a plethora of competitively priced Google Nexus 7 cases, covers and accessories!