Google Shows Off Sweet Tablet Prototype
Dec 08, 2010, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When asked about pricing, Google engineer Andy Rubin quipped
that the actual cost of the Motorola prototype tablet he demoed at
the D: Dive Into Mobile conference was around $10,000. Consumers
will probably get it for considerably less when it hits store
shelves, but with the new Android Honeycomb operating system under
its hood, it will likely compete with high-end tablets like the
iPad and Galaxy.
"In a figurative googolplex of names and programs, Google
(Nasdaq: GOOG) and Motorola (NYSE: MOT) unveiled a tablet computer
Monday night at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference that runs on
Google's Android 3.0 operating system, aka "Honeycomb." Only the
tablet remains without a name.
"Conference gawkers claim the Google/Motorola Honeycomb tablet
has about the same footprint as an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad,
though Android head Andy Rubin -- who offered the prototype peek --
provided few details."