Rumors are coming in that HTC and Google are collaborating to make a tablet PC. HTC is the mobile device manufacturer behind such gadgets as the myTouch 3G, T-Mobile's G1 and the upcoming Nexus One. It is inferred that the tablet from the two companies will be running Google's Chrome OS and might be shown off at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
A tablet PC just might be what Google needs to make Chrome OS the breakout system in a post-Windows era. If they can make this tablet for the same price as reported for Chrome Os netbooks ($200-$300), then there will definitely be a shakeup in the tablet arena. Which wouldn't take much, as tablet PC's have been notorious for being a hard sell.
HTC is a great partner for Google to go with on a Chrome OS tablet. They have created numerous successful devices and are very familiar with ARM processors, which would give any Chrome OS device a legup in the battery life area. Add to this the fact that they were chosen to build the Nexus One, Google's first phone, and this rumor starts to gain some real merit.
So what do you think? Can Google actually succeed in making a worthwhile tablet? Or will they merely fail in the footsteps of numerous others?
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