Verizon Wireless CEO Tells WSJ They’re Working on an Android Tablet With Google

Niraj Sheth, reporting for the WSJ:

Verizon Wireless is working with Google Inc. on a tablet computer, Verizon Wireless Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said Tuesday, as the company works to catch up with iPad host AT&T Inc. in the area of devices that connect to wireless networks.

Tablets are part of the “next big wave of opportunities,” Mr. McAdam said in an interview. He said the work on a tablet is part of a deepening relationship between the largest U.S. wireless carrier by subscribers and Google, which has carved out a space in mobile devices with its Android operating system.

“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,” he said.

Makes sense that Google is working on an Android-based iPad-alike, and that Verizon would want to carry such a device, but what are Google’s “archives”?

Tuesday, 11 May 2010