Gizmodo says this rumor adds up what they’d previously heard and know: “It’s been rumored that Google and HTC are partnering on tablet hardware since January, and clearly Google and Verizon have gotten awfully cozy of late. And launching a major new product on Black Friday—the busiest shopping day of the year—would generate a lot of attention and, more importantly, hands-on time if they end up selling them in brick and mortars,” says Brian Barrett, Gizmodo.
Download Squad says that the device could be based on NVidia’s Tegra 2 platform and sport a 1280×720 multitouch display, 2GB of RAM, minimum 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/LTE connectivity, GPS, webcam, and possibly expandable storage via a multi-card reader.
In the pictures we see an attempt of multitasking made by an operating system in which the place of programs is replaced by online applications.
Chrome OS will try to treat these applications like common software: each application running in its own process and can have its own window also.
There is also a manager files rather Spartan. Its interface is closer to that of a mobile phone software application than a desktop.
Nevertheless, the official launch will take place in late 2010.
Rumors say that Nokia could be one of the producers that will compete with Apple touch tablet segment.
Nokia isn’t at the first attempt of this kind. They released a tablet with Maemo operating system since 2005.
Moreover, Google is also working secretly on a tablet. Chrome OS and Android are two possible operating systems that Google could adapt to a tablet.