Google and HTC building a tablet to take on Apple?

Information is surfacing that Google is building a competitor to the iSlate, an unannounced Apple tablet like device. Google is hosting an Android event on January 5th but it is unlikely this device will be announced at that event.

Google has supposedly been working over the past 18 months with HTC (the same company that is building the Nexus One) to build a tablet like device that will run a Chrome based OS. There are also several working models of the device according to smarthouse.com.au.

No other details are known at this time about the device other than Google is behind the operation. With the upcoming release of the Nexus One and possibly a new tablet like device, Google is showing that they are and willing to take on the hardware market.

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