Will a Google Tablet be the iPad competitor or Netbook? Maybe both - targeting Apple and Microsoft with one device

There is lots of news on Google's Tablet with Verizon.

Verizon, Google Developing iPad Rival


Verizon Wireless is working with Google Inc. on a tablet computer, the carrier's chief executive, Lowell McAdam, said Tuesday, as the company endeavors to catch up with iPad host AT&TInc. in devices that connect to wireless networks.

The work 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. Verizon Wireless last year heavily promoted the Motorola Droid, which runs Google's software.

"What do we think the next big wave of opportunities are?" Mr. McAdam said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "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."

These devices are all part of using less energy in consuming devices connected to data centers.

I am amazed the number of people who think they can get an iPad and leave their laptop at home.  Google realizes this opportunity to create the always connected laptop replacement. 

The device may not be perfect, but no laptop is either.  What trade-offs will Google and Verizon make in the device?

Once, someone gets the right device category defined watch the growth of data centers continue as hyper-connected laptop replacements fuel new usage scenarios which play into Google's hands.