Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Verizon Wireless, Google Work on Tablet - WSJ.com

This is a timely journalism 2.0 reality check – nothing specific about a new tablet offering was announced by either Verizon or Google, and still the press runs away with yet another “iPad killer” themed story (the banner headline for the WSJ article: "Verizon, Google Developing iPad Rival")

"What do we think the next big wave of opportunities are?" Mr. McAdam said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "We're working on tablets together, for example. 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."

Verizon Wireless declined to discuss details on the timing or the manufacturer of a such a tablet. Google's role in the tablet wasn't immediately clear, though Mr. McAdam mentioned it in the context of the discussions the two companies have about bringing new smartphones to market.

A Google spokesman declined to comment on the Verizon tablet, but said anyone can use the company's mobile software to create phones and other devices.

Verizon Wireless, Google Work on Tablet - WSJ.com

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