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Too late for Google to compete with the iPad?

Of course we'd see tablet computers based on smartphone operating systems competing with Apple's iPad, and of course wireless carriers besides AT&T would want a piece of that market.

And so yesterday the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News ran separate stories reporting that Verizon Wireless was working with Google to develop a touchscreen tablet computer running its Android operating system. Read Rob Pegoraro's full blog post.

By Jodi Westrick  |  May 13, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I read the other day that more phones using the Android OS have been sold than iPhones. So in a head to head competition of operating systems, I guess Google's already beaten Apple.

Posted by: dkp01 | May 13, 2010 11:30 AM


The interesting question isn't about Google. They'll do just fine.

When was the last time you heard any new innovation from Microsoft? Or, for that matter, anything at all about Microsoft.

Posted by: MinnesotaEric | May 13, 2010 2:10 PM

Minnesotaeric, as long as Dell continues to have that sweet, juicy government contract, Microsoft will do just fine. And because Microsoft's OS is more open than Apple's, third party developers have an easier time of making compatible software--which means M$-based computers will continue to be preferred by both government and many large businesses.

Posted by: dkp01 | May 13, 2010 5:07 PM

"Of course we'd see tablet computers based on smartphone ..."

We would? Why? Maybe I'm naive but why does everyone need a smartphone, let alone a tablet computer?

Just asking is all.

Posted by: Dungarees | May 13, 2010 7:40 PM

Dungarees, I can see the use of tablet computers for medical uses or even supply chain management. But I can't see walled garden operating systems taking hold in those industries.

Posted by: dkp01 | May 13, 2010 9:27 PM

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