Skip to main content

Dell 7-Inch Android Tablet Soon, 10-Inch Later

On Wednesday Dell Greater China President Amit Midha said that Dell Inc. will launch the just-revealed 7-inch tablet within the next few weeks. A 10-inch version is also in the works, scheduled to ship sometime during the next six to twelve months.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Midha revealed the company's device roadmap for the next year. According to the plan, Dell will also introduce a 3-inch device and a four-inch device in addition to the current 7-inch and 10-inch tablets.

"In fact, very much in the near future we'll be launching the seven-inch tablet as well as the additional three-inch product," he said without defining the actual "product."

Midha added that the 7-inch tablet will run Google's Android OS, confirming recent leaks. However Android won't be Dell's sole platform of choice-- many of the other forthcoming devices will sport Microsoft's Windows platform as well. Currently Dell is still considering whether to use Google's Chrome OS on its products.

On the heels of Dell's launch of its 5-inch Streak tablet, Chief Executive Michael Dell briefly introduced the 7-inch tablet--dubbed Looking Glass--during the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. The device will supposedly run Android 2.1 ("Eclair") and use Nvidia's Tegra 2 T20 processor. The device will also have a 1.3MP front-facing camera, 4 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and more.

  • feeddagoat
    Will these be tablets or will they have speaker and text functions built in like the streak? Seems dell has the right idea about size, personally I find the ipad abit bulky for some things. Like 15" laptops there a great size for productivity but I'd far rather carry round a 13" or small screen.
  • shizen
    tablet fever 2010
  • sliem
    4GB of RAM, wow. but only 1.3MP cam.
  • xnashx
    Really? Only 1.3MP camera?
  • masterasia
    If it's like $200 or less, I'll get one.
    I need a new Hybrid golf club. I rather spend money on that.
  • eddieroolz
    Android 2.2 has been out for a while but they use 2.1? Really?
  • You can't have 4G ram on a tegra 2...
  • akash3656
    eddieroolz : you should be happy because Streak only had 1.6..... i was OMG.... wheni saw Streak had 1.6...