A TABLET, possibly running Google's Chrome OS, could be announced on 26 November by HTC for the US Verizon network, according to technology blog Download Squad.
Back in May The INQUIRER reported HTC's interest in making a tablet designed for the female social notworking market. HTC VP for Europe, Dr Florian Seiche told the Open Mobile Summit held in London back then that "Our [market research] study found women social networking while watching television was a likely use for tablets". Seiche did not indicate what OS the tablet would use but the product is probably not going to be only offered in black or silver if it is aimed at the girls.
Download squad goes on to speculate wildly about what specifications the HTC tablet will have. It says it could have at least 32GB of storage, run Nvidia Tegra 2 graphics hardware and support WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G wireless connections.
This guestimation is probably based on an Nvidia 1Ghz Tegra 2 reference design tablet that was on show at Google I/O in May and Nvidia's comments regarding tablets with that mobile web processor. The reference tablet was manufactured by Foxconn and used a Tegra 2, had a touch screen measuring 8.9-inches across, was about 0.5-inches thick, had a webcam, mic, audio ins and out, a docking port connector, a microSD card and the usual Bluetooth and WiFi connections. At the time, Nvidia told The INQUIRER that tablets using Tegra 2 products would be launched in the latter half of this year.
Aside from the 26 November release date in the US, Download Squad had no details on international release dates. µ
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