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Report: Nvidia's 8-inch Shield Tablet and controller hit July 29 beginning at $299

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The rumored Nvidia Shield Tablet may be released July 29 in the U.S. and Canada in two flavors — a 16 GB Wi-Fi version for $299 and a 32 GB version with LTE for $399 — according to a series of promotional images posted today on Videocardz.

A Shield Controller may also be available separately for $59, and both devices are listed for an Aug. 14 European release as well as releases in "more regions" this fall. An optional tablet cover that also serves as a kickstand, reminiscent of the iPad Smart Cover, is listed separately for $39.

We reached out to Nvidia, who declined to comment.

The images for the rumored gaming tablet reveal an 8-inch display running at 1920x1200 resolution. Inside, there's a 2.2 GHz quad core Tegra K1 processor with a 192-core Kepler GPU and 2 GB of RAM. The Shield Tablet apparently includes a front facing camera designed for Twitch streaming, a stylus and front-facing stereo speakers.

If true, the tablet could corroborate an Nvidia filing with the Global Certification Forum from earlier this month concerning the device's wireless capabilities.

Nvidia released the Shield, an Android-powered handheld, last year. For more on the device, check out our hands-on preview from CES 2013.