Google 7-inch Tablet Rumored to Ship in June
Citing "sources from the upstream supply chain," DigiTimes claims initial shipments will reach 600,000. The DT rumor mill also says Google isn't doing this all by itself, and instead is getting a helping hand from Asus, which is co-developing the 7-inch slate with the sultan of search.
By the end of the year, DigiTimes says shipments could reach upwards of 2.5 million units, which sounds far fetched when you consider there will only be five months left in the year by the time it's available to order. However, if the price is right, and if this ships with an unmolested build of Android, this could prove hugely popular, just like the Kindle Fire, which is currently the second best selling tablet on the planet, behind only the mighty iPad.