Google, Microsoft Prepping iPad Rivals

An Android tablet PC from Google and a two-screen slate from Microsoft may join devices from Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo to vie with Apple’s iPad.

By Anton Gonsalves, InformationWeek

Google and Microsoft are reportedly working on their own slate computers that would challenge Apple’s iPad. Google chief executive Eric Schmidt told friends about the company’s new device at a recent Los Angeles party, and the company is talking to publishers about delivering books, magazines and other content to the device, The New York Timesreported Sunday. The gadget would run exclusively on Google’s Android operating system.

Microsoft, on the other hand, has built a prototype of a slate. The device, called the Courier, is about the size of an average paperback and unfolds to reveal two screens, a Microsoft employee claiming to have seen the device told the Times. Users would be able to write on the screens using a stylus and would be able to drag content between the two screens …

Read the entire article in Information Week

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2 thoughts on “Google, Microsoft Prepping iPad Rivals

  1. Two screens – opens like a book, and the size of a book sounds great to me. Writing on this would be a fantastic note size tablet. It is just amazing, and when competition comes into play, you never know what will jump out of the wood work!

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