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Verizon and Google Work On Tablet-Style Computer

   
11:05 am on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Verizon and Google Work On Tablet-Style Computer [online.wsj.com]
Verizon Wireless is working with Google Inc. on a tablet computer, the carrier's chief executive, Lowell McAdam, said Tuesday, as the company endeavors to catch up with iPad host AT&T Inc. in devices that connect to wireless networks.
What do we think the next big wave of opportunities are?" Mr. McAdam said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "We're working on tablets together, for example. We're looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience."


Could this be a competitor to Apple's iPad?
12:53 pm on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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There are already many competitors to Apple's iPad. For instance, how about a tablet for $100? [linuxfordevices.com]

In many other countries you can buy your device separately, buy your sim card separately and then buy minutes separately. You can then use the provider you want. No long term contracts, no device-carrier-specific hardware. That's the route I want to take.
3:49 pm on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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So is it Android, Chrome or something else?

There are some Android tablets released and underway.

[androidguys.com ]
4:12 pm on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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All discussion is pretty tight-lipped right now. Check out this theory ...

... the whole Verizon-Google Tablet is a false product cooked up by the carrier to get a sweeter deal from Apple in current negotiations to bring the iPhone and iPad to Verizon.


Verizon-Google Tablet: Five Burning Questions [pcworld.com]
9:24 pm on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Interesting theory.

Would Verizon drop their own tablet if Apple let them sell the iPad? Yes, probably, whether that was their original intention or not.

But will they ship this tablet if Apple doesn't offer them that deal? I think so.
 

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