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Dell Developing 7-Inch Android Tablet

Earlier today, Dell Inc. Chief Executive Michael Dell revealed the company's second tablet, a 7-inch "Looking Glass" model that will run Google's Android OS. Dell teased the new device during the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, however no additional details were provided such as hardware specs or an expected release date.

Dell released its first tablet--the Dell Streak--here in the U.S. just last month. The device sports a 5-inch screen, Google's Android OS, and can even make and receive calls. Currently the device costs $299.99 with a 2-year contract with AT&T. Consumers wanting to purchase the tablet outside the wireless carrier will need to shell out a meaty $549.99 through Dell's online store.

As for the specs on the upcoming 7-inch device, a "leaked" list of features revealed that Looking Glass will supposedly run on Android 2.1 "Eclair" and use Nvidia's Tegra 2 T20 processor. Outside the obvious 7-inch TFT WVGA display (800 x 480), the device will reportedly have a 1.3MP front-facing camera, 4 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, a microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB, and support for 3G/Wi-Fi/AGPS/TV Tuner connectivity.

Additional reports indicate that the Looking Glass tablet may launch in November. Dell also said that the current 5-inch Streak model will be available in Best Buy stores starting October.