Google shows Chrome tablet concept

The Internet is awash with news that search giant Google will rain on Apple's iPad parade with its very own tablet computing device.

The conceptual renders which first showed up on the Chromium Projects blog have generated a lot of interest, not least because they seem to suggest that the vapourware device will be capable of multitasking using the forthcoming Chrome OS, a shortcoming for which many have berated Apple's iPad.

For those people, I have just drawn a picture of a tablet device on a piece of paper on my desk. It will cost £14.99, will run OSX, Windows 7 and Ubuntu simultaneously from the same kernel, will come pre-installed with 10,000 apps and will breathe fire on command.

Expect to see it in the shops when Nelson gets his eye back.