Microsoft and Google Flirting with the Idea of Releasing Their Own Tablets? has posted an article on the upcoming rivals to Apple’s iPad. What’s interesting is that the post has a quick blurb stating: “Microsoft is considering building its own slate hardware to try to offer as cohesive a package as Apple and the other competitors.” Interesting, being that in the context of the statement there was no reference to the Courier — this should get the blogosphere rumor mill going. We already saw a mock-up of a fictional Windows Phone 7 powered tablet last month, which got positive feedback. And I also tweeted the wild idea (2/1/10) that Microsoft should consider making a ZUNE tablet. Anyway, later in the article the reporter writes that “Google is […] exploring the idea of building its own slate, an e-reader that would function like a computer.” However, what may be surprising to some, is that the Google tablet would run Android, not Chrome OS (details, rendering above), according to comments made by Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, at a gathering recently. I don’t know about you, but the only thing I read in the article that felt certain was that HP would eventually sell a mini, 6-inch Android tablet (aka “the half-pint”) with design inspiration from the HP Slate and Nokia would introduce a tablet of their own at some point in the near future (no OS details were given). I guess we’ll see what pops up in the coming months. [via]

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3 Reactions to “Microsoft and Google Flirting with the Idea of Releasing Their Own Tablets?”

  1. jurrabi says:

    In Spain we usually say: “culo veo culo quiero”. Roughly translated it means, what I see is what I want.