Google and Verizon Wireless Working on Tablet: Is It an iPad Killer?

Google and Verizon Wireless are collaborating on a new tablet device–forcing this eBookNewser editor to trot out a tired, but new, term. Will this new device be an “iPad Killer?”

The Wall Street Journal had a short interview with Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam, uncovering the scoop about this upcoming device. Google did not comment, and the CEO’s comments were not very specific. Nevertheless, the device will compete with Apple’s popular iPad.

Here’s an excerpt from the WSJ interview: “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.”

To illustrate this new device, we’ve put up a picture of HTC’s Droid Incredible, a smartphone backed Verizon Wireless.