Google on Tuesday unveiled a beta version of its Chrome OS notebook, dubbed Cr-48. Those hoping to get their hands on a Chrome OS device, however, will either have to wait until mid-2011 or obtain one through one of several Google-backed giveaway options.

Google plans to release two, Intel-based Chrome OS notebooks from Acer and Samsung in mid-2011, with Verizon Wireless providing cellular connectivity. No pricing information was released for the upcoming Acer and Samsung devices; Google said its partners will hold their own launch events in the future with more details.

Verizon connectivity will be available without a contract. Every user will get 100MB of free data every month for the first two years. Users can also purchase a day pass for $9.99, or buy 1GB at a time.

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