Chrome is Google’s web-based operating system. It would make sense to see it on a tablet, since it should be a very simple, lightweight OS.
Matthews says Google is working with Verizon. He thinks the tablet might be free with a Verizon contract. He also details the specs:
So what will the Google tablet pack for hardware? It’ll likely be based on NVidia’s Tegra 2 platform and sport a 1280×720 multitouch display, 2GB of RAM, minimum 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/3G connectivity, GPS, webcam, and possibly expandable storage via a multi-card reader. Expect it to be every bit as geek-tastic as the Nexus One — Google won’t want to disappoint its early adopters.