Rumor: Google TV launching October 17

A new rumor suggests Google TV devices could be making their way to store shelves in a month. Some originally had hoped the service would launch later this month.

Google TV devices could launch October 17, Engadget is reporting.

The technology blog cited an unnamed tipster who claimed to have taken a picture of "an internal Best Buy document" saying that Google TV would launch October 17. The document said that the original launch of Google TV devices was slated for October 3.

"The launch of Google TV that was planned for 10/3 has been pushed back two weeks," the alleged Best Buy document reads.

Speculation abounds over when Google TV devices will finally hit store shelves. Just last week, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that Google TV devices will "start shipping this month."

Although Google has remained relatively tight-lipped on the availability of its service, which allows users to search for content on both the Web and through their cable provider's offering, the company said recently that it expects Google TV to launch in October , further supporting Engadget's rumor. The company has stopped short of announcing an exact launch date.

Neither Google nor Best Buy immediately responded to request for comment on the latest rumor.

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