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The image above may be looking all cooked up to you (It definitely is), but the news seems to be a real deal.
Just to expand the title, Google is all set to release a Tablet powered by its Chrome OS. The tablet will be manufactured by HTC, which had also manufactured Nexus One phone by Google in the past. The news is all rumored now, with no official announcement but still we would love to see it coming to reality. Downloadsquad has announced the same news, with the aid of its source:
Yes, our source tells us that Google is building a Chrome OS tablet. It’s real, and it’s being built by HTC. No surprise there, since HTC churned out the Nexus One for Google.
The Chrome OS Tablet will be offered on Verizon’s network. The two majors (Google and Verizon) also had recently synchronized on the Net Neutrality proposal, so the partnership should not take you with surprise.
The launch date that has been rumored until now is November 26th, 2010, which also is the Black Friday in US. This is a very calculative and brilliant launch date for the Chrome OS Tablet, as Black Friday is the busiest shopping day in US.
So, it all again boils down to just one question: What is Google planning with its Tablet and upto what extent? Despite all its criticism initially, Apple iPad is still a big success and the sole leader in its category in consumer electronics. We think Google cannot do much wonders in design aspect of the Tablet, but it can gain an upper hand via a higher configuration in the Tablet and its pricing.
The Chrome OS Tablet is likely to be based on NVidia’s Tegra 2 platform. It will sport 1280×720 multi-touch display. It will be having 2 GB RAM and 32 GB SSD storage, with the option to expand via multi-card reader. All the connectivity options like Wi-fi/Bluetooth/3G and others like GPS and webcam are also obvious factors. As came the Nexus One, Chrome OS Tablet should also be highly subsidized and be cheaper than iPad.