Dell: Dell 7-inch Android Tablet unveiled will be on sale soon.

Dell: Dell 7-inch Android Tablet unveiled will be on sale soon.
Dell: Dell 7-inch Android Tablet unveiled will be on sale soon.
Company Honchos promise 10-inch tablet and a line of new products within a year.

Dell Computer’s has a range of plenty new exciting products in the offing – among them is a 7-inch, 800 x 480 pixel display tablet that will be the first to see the light of the day. It is confirmed to be out in the coming weeks, as revealed by Dell Greater China President Mr. Amit Midha, in an interview to the Wall Street Journal. The tablet said to be the “Looking Glass model” was publicly demonstrated by Mr. Michael Dell at Oracle World last week, and is said to possess a WVGA display, NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor and will use the Google 2.1 aka Éclair Android OS. I am surprised not to find Froyo (Android 2.2), but it might well be round the corner. Atleast this tablet will come with 2.1 unlike recently released Dell Streak which has an even older OS in the form of Android 1.6. The dual-core NVIDIA T20 is also faster than the one found in the Streak.
It will also come with a 1.3 MP WebCam and dimensions of 198 x 130x 12.75 mm. It includes an SD card slot for memory expansion (it comes with 4GB storage, plus another 4GB RAM). The 7-inch tablet is said to possess an HSPA 3G modem to enable mobile broadband users to access the internet even if they are nowhere near a Wi-Fi hot spot. It will also promises high quality HD video playback and 3D graphics.
That’s not all; the party for Dell has just begun. There are still a host of new products to look forward to according to Mr. Amit Midha, with the Dell 10-inch tablet being sought to be released within a 6-12 month time frame, and 3-inch and 4-inch devices to follow suit within a year’s time. Some of the devices mentioned might use Window’s as an interface, although it’s still unclear which ones. According to Mr. Amit Midha, deliberations are still on within the company upon Google Chrome to be used as a prospective OS.
For now the 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 supporting 7-inch tablet weighing 500 grams will be going off shelves any moment. There is no news out on the pricing front. Watch this space for more.

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Author: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-10- 3 (Update: 2012-05-26)