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Verizon Tablet Rumored to Get Chrome Finish

In a May interview with The Wall Street Journal, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said the carrier was working with Google to develop an iPad rival. “We’re working on tablets together,” he 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.”

So a report making the rounds today claiming Google (GOOG) is working with Verizon (VZ) on a tablet isn’t exactly noteworthy. But its claim that the tablet will run Google’s Chrome OS, not Android, is. The expectation had been that it would run the latter, though Chrome–in a future-perfect form–would obviously be perfectly suited to the task. In any event, sources tell Download Squad that HTC is building the device and Verizon is looking to launch it on November 26–Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus