Engadget says rumors are circulating that there will be a Google tablet available for sale starting the day after Thanksgiving:

Our friends at Download Squad are told by a reliable tipster that HTC is building a Tegra 2-based Chrome OS tablet for Google with a 1280 x 720 multitouch display, 2GB of RAM, at least 32GB of storage with the possibility of expansion, GPS, a webcam, and the usual wireless connectivity, including a 3G radio.

They're saying the tablet could come for very cheap—or even free—with a Verizon contract, and that it will run on Google's Chrome web-browser-based operating system. We're still waiting for Google to announce their new e-book initiative (that was supposed to be announced in June or July), but one would hope there will be some kind of sop thrown to e-book fans in this tablet to make it worth their while.

Meanwhile, it's interesting to note that the iPad went on sale in April and there's still not a serious tablet computing competitor on the market.

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