HTC builds a Chrome tablet

Posted by TRENT NOUVEAU

HTC is reportedly prepping a sexy tablet powered by Google's long-awaited Chrome operating system.

The device - which will be sold in conjunction with Verizon (take that, AT&T!) - is expected to hit the streets on November 26th, or Black Friday 2010.

According to Lee Mathews of the Download Squad, the Chrome tablet is likely to be based on Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor and will feature a 1280x720 multitouch display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/3G connectivity, GPS, webcam and expandable storage via a multi-card reader.


"Expect it to be every bit as geek-tastic as the Nexus One - Google won't want to disappoint its early adopters," wrote Mathews.

"As for the launch date of November 26th, well, that's all kinds of brilliant. It's Black Friday and the busiest shopping day of the year - so what better day to have a shiny new tablet in the cabinet at Verizon kiosks and stores all over the country?

"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."