Google likely to unveil small tablet at show

Google likely to unveil small tablet at show

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FILE - In this July 17, 2006 file photo, Google workers walk by a Google sign at company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google says computer hackers in China broke into the Gmail accounts of several hundred people, including senior government officials in the U.S. and political activists. The attacks announced Wednesday, June 1, 2011 on Google's blog aren't believed to be tied to a more sophisticated assault originating from China in late 2009 and early last year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 27, 2012 at 2:27 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A small tablet computer bearing Google's brand is expected Wednesday.

If speculation about the long-rumored device pans out, the Google tablet is likely be seen more of a threat to Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire than Apple Inc.'s top-selling iPad. More details should emerge Wednesday during a conference in San Francisco.

Like the Kindle Fire, the Google tablet is believed to have a 7-inch screen, measured diagonally -- smaller than the iPad's nearly 10-inch display. If it's the smaller size, Google Inc.'s tablet probably would be in the same price range as the Kindle Fire, which sells for $199.

A Google expansion into the tablet market would bring another imposing entrant into what is already a battle of tech heavyweights. Last week, Microsoft Corp. announced its own tablet, Surface.
 

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