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More rumors of a Google PC

(Update: See our latest post on how a "Google PC" is not in the works, but that there might be something else)

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Google PC?
The LA Times has a story, from Sunday, predicting Google will unleash its own PC, and cites "sources." We'll assume this is still rumor:

Sources say Google has been in negotiations with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., among other retailers, to sell a Google PC. The machine would run an operating system created by Google, not Microsoft's Windows, which is one reason it would be so cheap -- perhaps as little as a couple of hundred dollars.

Bear Stearns analysts speculated in a research report last month that consumers would soon see something called "Google Cubes" -- a small hardware box that could allow users to move songs, videos and other digital files between their computers and TV sets.

Larry Page, Google's co-founder and president of products, will give a keynote address Friday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Analysts suspect that Page will use the opportunity either to show off a Google computing device or announce a partnership with a big retailer to sell such a machine.

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I did mention this in my blog (http://bala.desihub.com/weblog) on 12/12

Seems like google is talking to thin client manufacturers such as Wyse etc. to rollout $200 computer


bala on January 3, 2006 2:20 PM
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Thin client computers, server side applications, sounds like a high tech Apple who outsources their product manufacturing...wait they already do. Either way, good thing someone is going to try to burn down the troll bridge over at microsoft. But will microsoft respond with an acquisition of Yahoo!? I sure hope not.

Brad on January 4, 2006 1:47 AM
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mmmm.... this ones been on the cards for a long time. I will buy one just for the novelty value!

Web Design Kent on January 9, 2006 5:14 AM
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