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Google, Verizon Team Up on Tablet: Report

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Google (GOOG - Get Report) is working with Verizon (VZ - Get Report) Wireless on a tablet device, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Citing Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam, the Journal says that the telco is working with Google on a tablet offering, which, if true, is a clear dig at rival AT&T (T - Get Report).
Google Tablet

Earlier this year, in a shock move, Apple (AAPL) chose to partner with AT&T to sell its iPad, 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. Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) recent acquisition of Palm (PALM) is 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 TheStreet's request for comment on this story.

-- Reported by James Rogers in New York

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