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.