I am looking into buying an N7 to take with me while I spend a year living in Kenya. If I can make it work it seams like it would be nice to get the 3G version and use a local sim card. I looked up the frequencies used there and they match with what the N7 says it supports.
Is this totally foolish?
In my preliminary research I found people using micro usb to full usb chords and a usb 3G modem. The catch was needing to root the N7 and carry around extra stuff. This just seems like an unnecessary and bulky compromise. The only barrier to using local sim cards appears to be getting them cut to uSIM and trying to reload value after they were cut.
Don't know about Kenya, but a friend of mine is currently in Burundi, she took an unlocked Nexus One phone and is relying upon local prepaid SIMs. Pretty much the sensible thing to do in Africa since many areas never had reliable public infrastructure for hardline telecom but have adopted 3G cellular infrastructure quite rapidly.