MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (
(GOOG - Get Report)
is working with
(VZ - Get Report)
Wireless on a tablet device, according to a report in the
Wall Street Journal
Citing Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam, the
says that the telco is working with Google on a tablet offering, which, if true, is a clear dig at rival
(T - Get Report)
Earlier this year, in a shock move,
chose to partner with AT&T to sell its
, and Verizon is obviously keen to tap the growing tablet market.
Apple has already sold more than a million iPads
in the U.S., and the tablet has become one of the most talked about technologies of recent times. Although aimed primarily at consumers, the
iPad is already creeping into corporate America
and has been touted as a useful technology for sectors such as healthcare.
Other companies are also ramping up their tablet efforts.
recent acquisition of
expected to drive its future tablet strategy
Verizon shares climbed 5 cents, or 0.18%, to $28.45 in extended trading on Tuesday, while Google's stock dipped 79 cents, or 0.15%, to $508.27.
Neither Verizon nor Google has yet responded to
request for comment on this story.
-- Reported by James Rogers in New York
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