Dell chalks up tablet PC
CES 2010 For many years tablet PCs have been the Next Big Thing. Few consumers have noticed. Will this change in 2010?
Microsoft has already unveiled three co-developed prototype slates this week, and world+dog expects Apple to announce a tablet at the end of the month. Now it’s Dell’s turn.
Dell's slate runs the Android OS and is thought to feature a 5Mp camera
at CES the company announced a concept internet tablet with a 5in display, running Google's Android OS. So that makes it pretty small. CNET was granted a sneak peek after the Dell conference and reveals the device seems like "a larger evolution of a smartphone more than a Netbook, but the larger screen created a much more user-friendly environment".
A Dell spokesman cited by various online sources says Dell is “working on different screen sizes and form factors”.
What else do we know about the unnamed Dell slate PC? Not much. However, Dell has kindly supplied pics, which we reproduce here.
3G support will be a must
Dell said the device will feature an integrated SIM card – presumably for 3G access, but you probably won’t be able to make voice calls from it.
A launch date or potential price is still very much under wraps. ®
why am i
thinking Dom Jolly <sp?> 'HELLO, YES I AM AT CES, NO CRAP - ITS NOTHING BUT SLATES'
and if you are American and dont get this - i dont care
Colour me interested
I'm actually quite interested in this, I want an ebook reader but I'm loathe to pay £200 for one (more if I get the one I want, the Nook). This could fit a nice niche for me, between the on the go usability of my iPhone and the 'work' environment of my Macbook. Something for me to read eBooks on, use for browsing the internet whilst in the kitchen,
Yeah I'm impressed, lets hope Dell don't screw it up with a ridiculous price or hardware that feels like it's going to disintegrate in my hands.
Can i be the firs to say, or to predict:
"I dont belive it what complete lamers cant they have an original idea of their own!?
Its obviously a poorly designed and not as cool as the as yet unconfirmed and unreleased apple iSplot "
The fact people have been designing slim flat portable computing devices for decades will be lost on the fanbois and in 3-6 months time, it will be Apples divine jobsian inspiration and paradigm shifting implementaiton... blah blah blah did I mention the Newton?
why are there no evil apple/hobs icons?
Paris, as she has seen it all before as well....