Verizon & Google Developing An iPad Rival
Without mentioning a name, manufacturer, date or operating system — I’m betting on Chrome [LATER: wrong! It's Android] and hoping for BumpTop integration as part of the OS — the WSJ quotes Verizon’s CEO:
“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.”
Verizon Wireless declined to discuss details on the timing or the manufacturer of a such a tablet. Google’s role in the tablet wasn’t immediately clear, though Mr. McAdam mentioned it in the context of the discussions the two companies have about bringing new smartphones to market.
This on the heels of news that Android knocked the iPhone off it’s #2 perch (Research in Motion’s Blackberry is still the leader). Mashable notes that this shouldn’t come as a shocker, “last month Google’s CEO reportedly told friends that his company was building a tablet device.”
There’s good discussion going on at Techmeme.