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Dell to introduce Android tablet at CES 2010?

By Matthew ยท 5 replies
Dec 11, 2009
  1. Rumors circulating around the Web suggest that Dell is preparing to launch an Android-based tablet, potentially beating Apple, Asus and others to the market. Pocket-lint reports that the new device will make its debut at CES in January, and could hit shelves shortly thereafter.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,757   +1,149

    Mmm... sort of neat, at least for rumors sake.

    With all the netbooks and smartphones out there, if this tablet is going to be JUST Android based I don't see much for it, hope when more info has come we can see a capable enough machine to run windows 7 with tablet features or windows te or some linux alternative, but a heavy OS.

    Because of the review this would be like a big smartphone? (It has 3G :p)
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I'll be more interested when Adobe releases Flash support. But I'm not sure what to make of this over-sized phone, undersized tablet, larger version of a PDA. At least on Google Android it will have a descent market to release on.
  4. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,441   +433

    Sounds to me like a net appliance similar to the Nokia web tablets (N800 or something like that?). Fairly specialized, but with Android behind it, and the Google cloud, could be an interesting niche product for those constantly connected people who don't really need a netbook, but want more screen than a cell phone.

    I think it's all going to hinge on some killer Android apps. If there's nothing spectacular that makes it stand out, the other tablets will win, hands down. Well, that and how the data connectivity is handled - if they make the mistake of exclusively tying to a wireless provider, they will alienate too big an audience to make this tablet sell enough, as I see it.
  5. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 527   +8

    I really didn't think tablets had a future as they were unable to be ultra mobile or powerfull at the same time. However I may be wrong as apparently Kindle has garnered quite a following. I may never get a tablet (as i won't fit in my pocket :) ), but apparently others will.
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