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Rumor: Google Chrome O/S Tablet In Prep
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msg:4188754
 6:05 pm on Aug 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Rumor: Google Chrome O/S Tablet In Prep [zdnet.com]
It looks like Google might be pulling an old switcheroo. Rumor has it that the Mountain View-based company is planning to release a Chrome OS-based tablet (not an Android one just yet) this November.

It gets better. According to a source over at Download Squad, the HTC-made tablet will launch with Verizon Wireless on November 26. Before you even look at your calendars, just know that this is Black Friday. Talk about making a statement on the biggest shopping day of the year.

 

ByronM




msg:4188762
 6:25 pm on Aug 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

So its 3g with verizon lockin? big ol "meh" - 2 year contract means this sucker is going to cost the average consumer about 1800 bucks in service fees alone. I can't imagine its worth it.

J_RaD




msg:4188796
 7:38 pm on Aug 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Partly why I dislike these little mobile gadets. They are just electronic devices with big fees sucking cash out of your bank account.

keyplyr




msg:4188912
 12:51 am on Aug 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yes, I understood that the Google tablet being released for the holiday market would be chrome OS. This is unofficial from one of my students who works at Qualcomm (maker of the chipset.) He brought over a prototype to show me. Very thin. I was interested to see that the processor, et al are housed in the hinge.

Sgt_Kickaxe




msg:4188958
 2:58 am on Aug 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Google tablet running verizon? Maybe they should have mentioned this when they were pitching the Google/Verizon pay toll version of the internet.

To be avoided imo, this worm has a hook.

iThink




msg:4189127
 10:22 am on Aug 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Nexus one has been discontinued in just a few months after dismal response in the market. Wonder how this tablet is going to compete with Apple iPad on one side, Palm WebOS tablet in development by HP or a bunch of Windows 7 based tablets. There is only so much Google's much vaunted PR machine can do.

weeks




msg:4189237
 1:37 pm on Aug 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Partly why I dislike these little mobile gadets. They are just electronic devices with big fees sucking cash out of your bank account.


J_RaD has a bad attitude on this. I know, because it matches mine exactly and this is what I'm often told.

Last week my wife asked me why our close friends do not ever seem to have any money when we know their income is about the same as ours. Two reasons are they buy new cars they don't need really need and their bill for "little mobile gadgets" is close to $2,000 more a year than ours.

Yes, I understood that the Google tablet being released for the holiday market would be chrome OS. This is unofficial from one of my students who works at Qualcomm (maker of the chipset.) He brought over a prototype to show me. Very thin. I was interested to see that the processor, et al are housed in the hinge.


I wonder if this kind of gossip is put out to get people to hold off on making a purchase. If so, it's working. I've got the $ to buy an iPad, but just from the hassle factor I'm not going to another gadget until I absolutely need it. The "little mobile gadgets" are not only money sucks, they could be time sucks as well.

J_RaD




msg:4189336
 4:01 pm on Aug 19, 2010 (gmt 0)


Google tablet running verizon? Maybe they should have mentioned this when they were pitching the Google/Verizon pay toll version of the internet.

To be avoided imo, this worm has a hook.


yes remember when they mentioned wireless should be handled differently then hard wire?

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