Besides rumors of a Google branded phone, there's now also chatter about a Google branded netbook. IBTimes claims the search giant placed orders at several hardware manufacturers for its own netbook, this device reportedly runs the Google Chrome OS and will be powered by the ARM-based NVIDIA Tegra chipset.
Other rumoured features include a 10.1" LCD touchscreen with 720p HD resolution, a 64GB SSD, 2GB RAM, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB ports, webcam, memory card reader and 3.5mm audio jack.
The Chrome OS netbook is reportedly slated for the end of 2010 and is expected to sport a subsidised sub-$300 price tag.
According to market rumours, the Google netbook will be subsidised (the device will reportedly sport a sub-$300 price tag) and sold directly to consumers by Google. However, in some countries like the US, Google will tie up with one or more network operators and sell it as part of a bundled 3G plan, making it a potential rival of Nokia Booklet 3G.