At a tech summit at Google HQ yesterday, Eric Schmidt talked about a "killer" info tool he's thinking about, let's call it the GooglePod.
The next killer device is a clearly a personal one,'' Schmidt said. "The one I personally favor is putting all the world's information into the equivalent of an iPod, which will be possible in the next five to 10 years. And if you can't quite do that, your wireless connection will help you get what you need.
More about the summit (which is scheduled to air on tv) in this article by Michael Bazeley.
Postscript: Merc story is no longer online, but see a copy here.