Google Expected To Release Tablet In May

Google is reportedly launching a new tablet to compete with the iPad and the Kindle Fire this May. The 7-inch Androird tablet is expected to debut at CTIA in May.

Technorati has more: “A source close to the development of the said Google Nexus tablet, states that Google is after a $149 – $199 price point for consumers. this puts it at half the cost of an iPad, even the iPad 2, as well as in a parallel price path with the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet and Amazon Kindle Fire, which have all proven worthy competitors. To keep costs down however, you likely won’t see a quad-core processor within, but it will be in 7inch form.”

Google recently signaled that it is preparing for the new tablet. Earlier this month, the company merged its various digital content platforms including its eBookstore, Android Market and Google Music into a new platform called Google Play. The iTunes competitor includes apps and games, music, movies and books, all arranged through one central portal.