Chrome OS Tablet To Hit Stores In November – Leak
News just in guys!
An unnamed source has confirmed to Download Squad that Google is indeed working on a Chrome OS tablet. According to the leak, Google has been working alongside HTC to produce the device for the last few months. This comes at no surprise as Google has previously worked closely with HTC on it’s Nexus One phone.
The Juicy details:
Unlike previous leaks we’ve had in regard to Chrome OS; we actually have some proper information to chew on:
Yes, they plan to offer it in conjunction with Verizon – which probably doesn’t come as a shock to anybody at this point. The two recently tag-teamed that Net Neutrality proposal and they’ve had plenty of discussions in the past about cooperating in some capacity.
As for the launch date of November 26th, well, that’s all kinds of brilliant. It’s Black Friday 2010 and the busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S. — so what better day to have a shiny new tablet in the cabinet at Verizon kiosks and stores all over the country? You can bet Google’s Chrome OS tablet will be heavily subsidized, and I’d go so far as to say it will be substantially cheaper than the iPad – if not totally free – with a Verizon data contract.
Download Squad continues to postulate the possible specifications of the device:
So what will the Google tablet pack for hardware? It’ll likely be based on NVidia’s Tegra 2 platform and sport a 1280×720 multitouch display, 2GB of RAM, minimum 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/3G connectivity, GPS, webcam, and possibly expandable storage via a multi-card reader. Expect it to be every bit as geek-tastic as the Nexus One — Google won’t want to disappoint its early adopters.
It seems as if Chrome OS is now within the consumer’s reach…well; it’s at least a month or two away. Nevertheless if this news leak is to be trusted, this Chrome OS tablet will be a kick ass product which will likely stifle sales of the upcoming ‘Ipad 7inch’.
All I know is; I’ll be filling up my piggy bank in time for November 26.