Today brings a glut of rumoured information on Google's iPad rival: the Chrome OS tablet will be manufactured by HTC, launched on Verizon and go on sale on November 26, according to Download Squad. Black Friday.
The rumour originates from an unnamed source, but it also adds up given what we'd previously heard and know. It's been rumoured that Google and HTC are partnering on tablet hardware since January, and clearly Google and Verizon have gotten awfully cosy of late. And launching a major new product on Black Friday - the busiest shopping day of the year in the US - would generate a lot of attention and, more importantly, hands-on time if they end up selling them in brick and mortars.
Download Squad also lists some "likely" specs, and it's not clear whether that's also from their source or just pure speculation. But let's hope for the former: Chrome OS, Tegra 2 graphics, a 1280x720 multitouch display, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/3G connectivity and webcam are all listed as possibilities.
The iPad's gone a long time without any real competition - if this rumour holds up, this holiday should make for quite a reckoning. [Download Squad]
The above image is a Chrome tablet UI concept posted by Google in February.