Verizon Chrome OS tablet by HTC on sale November 26

HTC is building a Chrome OS tablet to be released on the Verizon network on November 26. Coming from an anonymous source, Downloadsquad says that this tip makes a lot of sense. Google and Verizon have been the best of friends lately, making Motorola’s Droid line of Android devices the flagship of Verizon’s product lineup and releasing a joint controversial Net Neutrality legislature proposal encouraging the lawmakers to draft laws with the consumer’s interests in mind.

The release date conveniently coincides with Black Friday 2010, the busiest shopping day of the year in the US. It’s the day after Thanksgiving, when the rush for Christmas shopping really begins, and retailers slash prices on anything that will take it.

Downloadsquad predicts that that the tablet will be considerably cheaper that Apple’s iPad, if not totally free with a Verizon contract. The device will likely run on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 architecture, have a 1280x720 touchscreen display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB SSD. The general connectivity options (Wifi, 3G, GPS) will all likely be present as well. 

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Why the need for 32GB of SSD storage on a device/OS meant for cloud computing? I'd figure 4 or 8GB would be plenty and would keep the cost down. Not sure how this is going to work unless they do have some form of local storage we don't know about.

If they could try to merge Chrome OS and Android, that would lead to less platform segregation and more applications available from the Marketplace on a vast amount of devices.

m-p{3} said,
If they could try to merge Chrome OS and Android, that would lead to less platform segregation and more applications available from the Marketplace on a vast amount of devices.

My suspicion is they will do that, they have 32gb of storage for some reason, and that live distribution cd that can run android applications on a computer is out there. Not a big stretch to think they would port it over and tap into the applications like the iPad does with iPhone apps.

The 32gb might also have to do with Googles plan involving over the air syncing of music libraries

Why wouldn't they want to tap into the vast android marketplace ? This is going to have to come at a really awesome price point to make it worthwhile. The wireless network in the US isn't good enough yet. One of the nicer features of the iPad is the ability to access and download a vast array of ebooks and emagazines from a lot of different providers. Other devices competing for this form factor need to have this capability for me to be interested.

However, if they come at an awesome price point, say under 200, then I think ppl will look pass the limitations.

Shadrack said,
Why wouldn't they want to tap into the vast android marketplace ? This is going to have to come at a really awesome price point to make it worthwhile. The wireless network in the US isn't good enough yet. One of the nicer features of the iPad is the ability to access and download a vast array of ebooks and emagazines from a lot of different providers. Other devices competing for this form factor need to have this capability for me to be interested.

However, if they come at an awesome price point, say under 200, then I think ppl will look pass the limitations.


The people at Google are apparently too dull to figure it out.

SteelToast said,
wonder if android market will work on chromeOS and some thing like a game center like apple has planned...

I doubt it since the android market requires you to download and install the apps. Chrome OS is cloud based as I understand it so you're not supposed to download and install anything. Everything will be web based.

SteelToast said,
wonder if android market will work on chromeOS and some thing like a game center like apple has planned...

No. Chrome OS is Google Chrome bundle on top of Linux, and you can't install any program on it.

day2die said,
What people need to understand is that this is Chrome OS not Android. They wouldn't be able to install anything on it.

yes u can..^^ its bing built with the linux kernal.. even if they do not add a package manger you sitll can install any linux app oin it if u know how to command line install on linux

Android .... guacala!!! personally I owned an iPhone 3GS for all my use it's good. But for the big gaming I'm using computers I don't see the point of having a tablet device it's useless maybe for peoples who are making a presentation like conference it may be useful but other than that don't make yourself a slave of devices when you don't really need it.

plantemichel said,
Android .... guacala!!! personally I owned an iPhone 3GS for all my use it's good. But for the big gaming I'm using computers I don't see the point of having a tablet device it's useless maybe for peoples who are making a presentation like conference it may be useful but other than that don't make yourself a slave of devices when you don't really need it.

You're just a troll, this is the third time saying something against android with no fundament.

plantemichel said,
Android .... guacala!!! personally I owned an iPhone 3GS for all my use it's good. But for the big gaming I'm using computers I don't see the point of having a tablet device it's useless maybe for peoples who are making a presentation like conference it may be useful but other than that don't make yourself a slave of devices when you don't really need it.
umm not all people think about gaming all day.

reidtheweed01 said,
umm not all people think about gaming all day.

soo wrong.. The only reason why I owned a Ipod touch was for the apps (games)
only reason why I have a win Mobile 6.5 is for the games...
only reason why I own a pc is for games.
get the digital picture yet?

MadDoggyca said,

soo wrong.. The only reason why I owned a Ipod touch was for the apps (games)
only reason why I have a win Mobile 6.5 is for the games...
only reason why I own a pc is for games.
get the digital picture yet?

So you're "everyone" are you?

thealexweb said,
32GB SSD? Good that means Chrome OS will support some form of local storage.

you will be able to use the disk space anything you want no restriction, no surprise here that's not Apple

thealexweb said,
32GB SSD? Good that means Chrome OS will support some form of local storage.

I guess since it will be on a mobile network, it has to in this scenario.

Reigar said,
this should be a pretty interesting start to widespread android tablets i'd say. let's see how it shapes up.

It will be running Chrome OS though, not Android. I'm excited to see what happens with this type of tablet.

snelson said,

It will be running Chrome OS though, not Android. I'm excited to see what happens with this type of tablet.

Well considering the fact that some countries like the US for example have a mobile network far from good enough to support a big bunch of devices operating fully within the cloud I have no problem seeing how things could go really bad... Many providers taking down their unlimited data plans because their networks just can't provide it, how is a cloud based device going to work with that?

snelson said,

It will be running Chrome OS though, not Android. I'm excited to see what happens with this type of tablet.

well, let's see how long it takes them to make android devices with it that actually work. the archoes 7 tablet was pretty laggy, not enough processing power.

Leonick said,

Well considering the fact that some countries like the US for example have a mobile network far from good enough to support a big bunch of devices operating fully within the cloud I have no problem seeing how things could go really bad... Many providers taking down their unlimited data plans because their networks just can't provide it, how is a cloud based device going to work with that?

That's a good point, but at least the device will have WiFi. Any extensive downloading can be done using WiFi. Although with 32GB of storage you probably won't be downloading much.

snelson said,

It will be running Chrome OS though, not Android. I'm excited to see what happens with this type of tablet.

Yes, since relatively little is known about Chrome OS thus far...