Chrome OS Tablet May Debut On Black Friday

    August 18, 2010

Fans of Google, tablets, and/or good deals will want to visit a Verizon store in late November, judging from a new report.  A Chrome OS tablet is supposed to debut at that time, and it’s probably going to offer consumers a lot of tech for a low price.

Lee Mathews heard from a source that the tablet will go on sale on November 26th, which is Black Friday.  That’s clever in the sense that many people will have the day off and dedicate it to shopping; the potential downside is if folks don’t want to spend hours waiting for the tablet when they could be snatching up dozens of products at Walmart.

Google ChromeOtherwise, Mathews indicated that HTC, which put together the Nexus One, will also build the Chrome OS tablet.

Then, with regards to specs, he wrote, "It’ll likely be based on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform and sport a 1280×720 multitouch display, 2GB of RAM, minimum 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/3G connectivity, GPS, webcam, and possibly expandable storage via a multi-card reader."

Finally, Mathews speculated, "You can bet Google’s Chrome OS tablet will be heavily subsidized, and I’d go so far as to say it will be substantially cheaper than the iPad – if not totally free – with a Verizon data contract."

Let’s hope the tablet lives up to expectations (and turns out to be real in the first place).