It comes as no surprise to most that Google is building a tablet PC. Sources confirm that the tablet is being built by HTC – no surprise there – which also built the Nexus One for Google. And before you ask, Google and HTC plan to offer their tablet on Verizon; recent events on the issue of Net neutrality spring to mind.
The launch date is Black Friday 2010, i.e. November 26th to all you non-US residents. It is also the busiest shopping day of the year. Quite interesting considering that only God knows what type of deals will be on offer to all interested in the products.
Some analysts are speculating that Google might give the tablet away for free with the condition that the customer signs some form of deal with Verizon data contract. This I might add is pure speculation. One thing is for sure though; there will be increasing doubts as to whether Apple will open up the iPad and iPhone to Verizon customers.
You might be wondering what type of hardware the Google tablet will be packing. Initial guess is that it will come based on the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform coming with a 1280x720 multi-touch display, 2GB Ram, 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/3G connectivity, GPS, WebCam, and an expandable storage via a card reader.
I for one think it will be nothing short of fantastic, and knowing Google, they will not want to disappoint their legion of fans. You can bet on one thing, the war between Google and Apple has only just begun.
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