The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Verizon is working together with Google to develop a tablet running on Google’s Android OS. Speaking to the Journal, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam stated:
What do we think the next big wave of opportunities are? 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.
Say what now?
With Android hopping around between mobile devices like a slutty cheerleader at homecoming, the only winner in the ongoing battle to take on Apple appears to be Google. HP might make a play with their rumored WebOs-based HP Hurricane, but overall, it seems that the tech industry is poised to recreate the Windows/PC dynamic of the 90’s where hardware manufacturers operated on razor thin margins as Microsoft, who provided the software, reaped the rewards.