Verizon CEO claims to be working with Google on tablet

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed plans Tuesday to release a tablet computer running software from Google at some point, but did not elaborate on timing, Tom Krazit reports for CNET.

“The Wall Street Journal spoke to McAdam, who 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,'” Krazit reports. “The two companies signed a partnership last year to develop a family of mobile devices based on Android, although it’s not clear if McAdam is referring to Android, Chrome OS, or just Google applications running atop something else.”

MacDailyNews Take: It’s also not clear if he was just BSing along. Without even a rough timeframe, he could say he was working with Neil Armstrong on a return trip to the moon.

Krazit reports, “Few will be surprised at the notion that Google and Verizon are heading down this path: The New York Times reported last month that Google was working on a slate-style Android tablet along the lines of Apple’s iPad.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: “We do have a very good response [to Apple’s iPhone] in the mill. You’ll see that from us in the late summer.” – Verizon COO Denny Strigl, May 2007

Nearly three summers later, we’re still waiting, Denny.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “James W.” for the heads up.]

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  1. ****PRESS RELEASE****

    I am currently talking with Google and 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

    ****END MEANINGLESS PRESS RELEASE****

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