Is SpeedBook from Google the next “iPad Killer” ?

August 26, 2010 - Written By alicia gomez

Google is getting one step closer to revealing their new plans for a tablet featuring Chrome OS. Today, Google filed a trademark for SpeedBook, possibly the name of their tablet they have been working on with HTC. The latest rumors reveal that the HTC labeled tablet will feature a 1280 x 720 multi-touch screen, 2GB Ram, and 32GB of storage space, with the usual round of features, including a webcam. Also noteworthy, is that it will be on Verizon’s network with a possible launch date of November 26 — also known as Black Friday.

As strong as the Google-HTC tablet rumors sound, another prospect is a Google-Motorola tablet. According to Digitimes Research, Google has been working very closely with Motorola to create an Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) tablet. The Motorola tablet consists of a Tegra 2 platform from Nvidia, a 10 inch display, and thinner in size than the iPad. It will be on Verizon’s network and will begin production at the end of this year.

If either of these rumors turn out to be true for the SpeedBook, it seems like Verizon is the winner in all this. Or, could it be probable that Verizon is releasing both tablets? Let me know what you think in the comments section!