NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- This is a 7-inch tablet made by Asus that is running the pure Google ( GOOG) "Nexus" version of Android, and it will be shipping within the next couple of weeks. You can buy it directly from Google for a bargain $199 by going to play.google.com and order it already.The first thing on the investor's mind is of course: Is this a threat to Apple ( AAPL) and Amazon ( AMZN)? The answer is yes, but with some caveats with respect to Apple. This little tablet powerhouse offers most of the iPad's performance at the price of the Amazon Kindle Fire, which is a powerful proposition -- for those who have a chance to try it.
Yeah, except the device you just handed out to those 6,000 people. According to Google: "Good for me, but not for thee."