Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Verizon: We're making a tablet with Google | Relevant Results - CNET News

More fun with today’s headline-first, optional facts-later journalism 2.0 case study

Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed plans Tuesday to release a tablet computer running software from Google at some point, but did not elaborate on timing.

The Wall Street Journal spoke to McAdam, who said "we're looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience." The two companies signed a partnership last year to develop a family of mobile devices based on Android, although it's not clear if McAdam is referring to Android, Chrome OS, or just Google applications running atop something else.

In fewer words (and as clarified by a Google statement appended to an article update), there is nothing to substantiate the WSJ headline, but hey, it’s the WSJ, so CNet ran with it anyway…  A useful resource to track issues and examples in this sort of non-journalism: RegretTheError.com

Verizon: We're making a tablet with Google | Relevant Results - CNET News

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