"When Google first briefed the media last November on its plans
to help spawn a new generation of Chrome OS-powered netbooks, the
company said the first set of devices would be released this
"Despite some analyst's skepticism that the effort is on track,
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), as recently as last week, said it expects
Chrome OS netbooks to be available later this year.
"But now a report has surfaced that the first Chrome OS hardware
to hit the market will be a tablet instead of a netbook.
"On Wednesday, Download Squad, reported that Google will be
partnering with HTC (which also built the Nexus One, EVO 4G, and
Droid Incredible Android phones) to build the tablet, which will be
distributed by Verizon starting Nov. 26.
"Also known as "Black Friday" the day after Thanksgiving is
considered the busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S."