Chrome OS Tablet Going on Sale Nov 26 on Verizon?

Posted on 18. Aug, 2010 by in News

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chromeoslaunchDownloadSquad’s Lee Mathews is reporting from some unknown source that the official launch date for a Chrome OS device will be on November 26. It’s said to be a tablet, and will have the basic features that were expected from the device with a 32 GB solid state drive and Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor based on ARM reference designs.

This seems a tad surprising to me since HTC was not listed as an official Chrome OS partner, but since that list was put out, the market has suddenly changed. There is a huge demand for tablets as opposed to laptops, and although we will see devices with keyboards arrive as well at some point, it’s smart to make a splash with a Chrome OS tablet for the holiday season to ramp things up.

It makes me wonder whether or not Intel-based chips are going to be a big part of Chrome OS because of the reliance on the cloud. Intel’s recent purchase of Texas Instruments’ cable modem unit to gain share in the Google TV set top box space may be a sign that they are not ready for the web application-based future like ARM is.

Hey, at least there will be some Chrome OS action for the holiday.

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8 Responses to “Chrome OS Tablet Going on Sale Nov 26 on Verizon?”

  1. [...] c’est en tout cas l’annonce faite par Download Squad et relayé par le très sérieux The Chrome Source, la première tablette sous Chrome OS devrait arriver chez l’opérateur américain Verizon le [...]

  2. [...] partners such as HTC and Acer are rumored to be first to market with Chrome OS devices. HTC is expected to launch a tablet in November. Acer has a spec netbook they are currently testing that could arrive as soon as the [...]

  3. [...] Posted on 20. Sep, 2010 by Daniel Cawrey in Rumors TweetThe sometimes-right sometimes-wrong Digitimes is reporting today that HTC’s contract manufacturer, Pegatron, has received orders to manufacture a tablet running Android. When you look at the specifications for this tablet, they look eerily similar to those of the DownloadSquad report that said HTC’s tablet will run Chrome OS and launch in November. [...]

  4. [...] fact that Verizon made this announcement is promising, as they have yet to confirm or deny the existence of a Chrome OS tablet made by HTC that is rumored to be coming this holiday season. Also, look for companies like Dell [...]

  5. [...] it begs the question whatever happened to the rumored tablet that was supposed to arrive soon. (function() {var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = [...]

  6. Steve

    22. Dec, 2010

    So, where is this tablet?

  7. Daniel Cawrey

    22. Dec, 2010

    This was based on a report from the folks at DownloadSquad. You would have to ask them.

  8. Première tablette sous Chrome OS en Novembre ! « Okami Garden

    19. Jan, 2011

    [...] officiel, c’est en tout cas l’annonce faite par Download Squad et relayé par le très sérieux The Chrome Source, la première tablette sous Chrome OS devrait arriver chez l’opérateur américain Verizon le 26 [...]

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