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Tegra 2 Google Chrome Tablet Launching Nov 26?

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 30 comments

Chrome OS tablet rumors are nothing new, however, a new report carries some interesting details about a Chrome OS tablet that's supposedly launching in November.

According to Download Squad, Google's old friend HTC is working on a Chrome OS tablet set for release on November 26. The device will be offered in conjunction with Verizon, which means data plans of some sort, but there's no word on whether or not this baby will be available off contract (à la the iPad) also. Download Squad says the device will be heavily subsidized, if not free, and speculates that it could feature Nvidia's Tegra 2; a 1280x720, multitouch display; 2GB of RAM; a minimum of 32GB SSD storage; WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity; a GPS; a webcam; and possibly expandable storage via a multi-card reader.

If November 26 incites an underlying feeling of dread and the urge to crawl under your bed and eat nothing but turkey until the clocks tick over to November 27, that's because 11/26 the busiest shopping day of the year. You got it, folks, it's Black Friday.

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    lejay , August 19, 2010 12:38 AM
    stm1185WTF is the point of Chrome OS. Where does it fit between Android tablets and Windows 7 Tablets?


    Google seems to think that it's a better solution for tablets... we'll see if they're right. Anyway, why are you upset over more choices?
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    visa , August 19, 2010 12:23 AM
    If it's near to be free with maybe 1 year contract with Verizon, great. I'm guessing 2-3 years at $30 or more per month, not so great.
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    JOSHSKORN , August 19, 2010 12:37 AM
    As long as it has what the iPad lacks, which is quite a few things, actually, it might actually sell.
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    lejay , August 19, 2010 12:38 AM
    stm1185WTF is the point of Chrome OS. Where does it fit between Android tablets and Windows 7 Tablets?


    Google seems to think that it's a better solution for tablets... we'll see if they're right. Anyway, why are you upset over more choices?
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    tayb , August 19, 2010 12:45 AM
    That sounds pretty awesome... if it were running a heavily customized version Android 3.0 and gets 9+ hours of battery life.
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    ktasley , August 19, 2010 12:50 AM
    So I read the article on Download squad...

    You kind of make it sound like those are the specs, when really those specs are just a pure guess by the DLS author... and the min 32gb ssd? did you make that one up, cause even the specs the DLS guy made up didn't say that.

    Not trying to nit pic here, but I respect Tom's and never really read the source material, but after reading this one it makes me wonder about the rest of the info I am hearing from you guys.

    If those were the specs tho it would be great.
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    the_krasno , August 19, 2010 1:04 AM
    The source does mention the 32gb ssd. Still, it says it's pure guess and here Tom's says it's fact.
    Looks like Jane did a quick scan of the article with her eyes and missed the warnings of the site :p 
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    seboj , August 19, 2010 1:08 AM
    HTC = Quality. Google = innovation.

    I've been a fan of HTC phones for a long time, I've purchased 3. I love Android. HTC + Google = a good combination, I have faith that Chrome OS will show up to the party in a good way.

    Edit: Website ate half my post >.>
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    reprotected , August 19, 2010 1:11 AM
    sebojHTC = Quality. Google = innovation. I


    Nvidia = Extreme power usage, hot and expensive, jkjk, that's Fermi.
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    cashews , August 19, 2010 1:25 AM
    stm1185WTF is the point of Chrome OS. Where does it fit between Android tablets and Windows 7 Tablets?

    I'm guessing it'll be a more desktop like experience than offered by android, with the ability to print documents etc.

    HTC's great hardware + Google's great software = One awesome device
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    dEAne , August 19, 2010 2:37 AM
    What could be like to have this thing?
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    adikos , August 19, 2010 3:21 AM
    i think the problem with all non apple tablets is having an operating system that is robust, but also efficient and easy to navigate. windows7 would still be too clunky. too many people arent familiar with linux. android is great, but it just isnt beefy enough. i think that is where chrome comes in. if google does this right they can out play apple and you can bet they will flood the market with these puppies.

    wonder if the network can hold it.
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    JMcEntegart , August 19, 2010 3:32 AM
    ktasleySo I read the article on Download squad...You kind of make it sound like those are the specs, when really those specs are just a pure guess by the DLS author... and the min 32gb ssd? did you make that one up, cause even the specs the DLS guy made up didn't say that.Not trying to nit pic here, but I respect Tom's and never really read the source material, but after reading this one it makes me wonder about the rest of the info I am hearing from you guys.If those were the specs tho it would be great.


    Sorry, I thought I made it clear. All fixed! :) 
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    andrewcutter , August 19, 2010 3:36 AM
    whene will i be able to buy a real tablet..:(  not a overblown phone but a full fledged laptop in tablet form witha optical drive and a 320 gb HDD.
    So that i can use it like a laptop :( 
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    damiano13mg , August 19, 2010 5:58 AM
    does it make turkey?
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    janachen , August 19, 2010 6:39 AM
    so this is great..i'll be waiting for the feedback before i'll choose which is best products
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    irh_1974 , August 19, 2010 10:15 AM
    cashewswith the ability to print documents

    So it will allow me to install my printer?
    I just went to Canon website to look for drivers and guess what?
    Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix & O/S 400
    Guess what, almost every other printer company is the same.

    http://www.geek.com/articles/news/google-chrome-os-will-revolutionize-how-printer-drivers-are-handled-but-not-in-2010-2009122/

    They promise a “wonderful printing solution” up their sleeves, they say it is "long tail" and “If printer support is important to you, Chrome OS is not the OS for you in 2010”

    What I read from this is that Chrome has no printer support and have no idea how to fix it yet but are stringing people along. If you want printer support, get a tablet with a mainstream OS. Seeing as Apple has screwed its fanbase by denying them OSX that means choosing a Windows or Linux tablet.
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    Anonymous , August 19, 2010 10:17 AM
    What is this crappy "article"? This is nothing but wishful thinking, and has probably *nothing* to do with reality...

    "It may have this and that, super display, be super fast, have 2 months battery life, and yeah - it will also be free!"

    Come on Tom's HW - why are you even reporting this junk? It will only make people disappointed when the real products arrive...
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    kartu , August 19, 2010 11:54 AM
    - for mentioning Apple's product.
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    chunkymonster , August 19, 2010 12:07 PM
    I look forward to non-Apple tablets but preferably with a Win7 tablet or Android, not a big on the idea of Chrome OS given that it's solely web based. Love the Chrome browser though!

    Quote:
    Even if it was running Android it would have to be basically free with only a $10-$15/month data plan at most or I wouldn't consider it either.
    +1! totally agree!
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