Verizon, Google Developing Tablet

11:15 AM -- Verizon Wireless and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) are working together to develop a tablet computer to compete with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s iPad, The Wall Street Journal reports:

"What do we think the next big wave of opportunities are?" Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam ungrammatically asked. "We're working on tablets together, for example. 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."

This seems to correlate with April reports that Google CEO Eric Schmidt blabbed at a party that the search giant was developing a tablet-style device.

Of course, details like a launch date or manufacturer have yet to emerge.

In other news:

  • CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) plans to put all the same content it offers on its Website on the iPad by the fall, NewTeeVee reports. But unlike ABC, which delivers video to the iPad through its popular app, CBS has created a video site using HTML5 instead.

  • In a New York Times post yesterday, Elliot Schrage, vice president for public policy at Facebook , responded to questions from users concerned about the site's recent privacy policy changes. While Schrage was apologetic about the lack of communication about these changes, he remained unapologetic about the changes themselves. "Joining Facebook is a conscious choice by vast numbers of people who have stepped forward deliberately and intentionally to connect and share... If you’re not comfortable sharing, don’t," he wrote.

    — Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Light Reading Cable

  • IPGambit 12/5/2012 | 4:36:25 PM
    re: Verizon, Google Developing Tablet

    Why would Verizon seek to partner with Google for reasons other than an alternative to the Apple iPAD?

    Speculation could be that Verizon may partner with Google to bring apps to the market that leverage Verizon's network, for example, photo editing online with a guarantee of network service above and beyond the internet. If the Internet is now a utility then stop selling internet, start selling enhanced services where the CPE is closely integrated with the network.  To do this, you need to partner.

    Just a thought


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