Sep 22 AT 1:57 PM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

Dell teases 7-inch Tegra 2 tablet

Michael Dell is up to his old tricks showing off an unreleased Android tablet to an unsuspecting crowd. At this week’s Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Mr. Dell quickly flashed a 7-inch tablet but didn’t provide any specs or launch date.

Thanks to previous leaks, we are pretty confident this tablet computer is the Dell Looking Glass that we first saw in April. Like most other Android tablets, the Looking Glass is built around NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 platform.

No pictures or video from the event are available at this time, but hopefully we will see something pop up later this week.

The Looking Glass was originally scheduled to launch in Q4 on AT&T, but since most of the big name tablets have been moved to 2011 we don’t expect to see it this year.

Dell also revealed that the 5-inch Dell Streak would come to Best Buy stores in October. That device is still stuck on Android 1.6, but hopefully Android 2.2 will be available by the time it hits the shelves. Since the Streak is powered by the older Snapdragon processor, we have a hard time recommending it when a slew of dual-core tablets are right around the corner.

I have yet to be impressed by Dell’s mobile lineup, but it’s nice to see the PC giant is somewhat committed to Android and will continue to release new devices.

Via: Engadget

Source: WSJ

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  • http://Website Chad

    I wont buy any tablets or phones from dell, because we dont know how long they will upgrade the o.s. for.

  • http://Website Y314K

    The Dell Streak is old news… I am more interested on what the TMobile Dell Claire is going to be… If it’s the Dell Streak… Then it will suck… But if it’s a upgraded Dell Streak with 2nd Gen SnapDragon or Tergra 2 + HSAP+… Then Dell might have something…. Right now my dream/real device for the holidays on TMobile would be a DELL CLAIRE(If upgraded) running the new HTC Sense…

  • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

    I’m guessing this will be launched next year fall, running Android 2.2.

    From what I’ve heard, every Tegra Tablet so far has been overwhelmingly underwhelming. Anyone know what’s up with that?

    • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

      Downrate me all you want. I’m still very interested in hearing why it is the Tegra 2 tablets which have been presented are under performing. I’m only going by what I’ve heard on podcasts and read on blogs, but every Tegra 2 tablet so far seems kind of crappy. I really just want to know what’s going on.

  • http://Website johnny b

    Old news. What about the Samsung and Motorola tabs that’s are coming out with gingerbread and honeycomb? With dual core processors as well. Why even bother with a dell? Just saying.

  • SGB101

    what a cool name ‘the looking glass’ :-)

  • http://Website Tzuriel

    Dell dropped the ball so badly with the Streak (leaked 8 months before release and then only had Andriod 1.6), there’s no way I’m wasting my time with any more of their PR disasters. It’s clear Dell isn’t serious about its mobile/tablet line. I’ll invest in proven lines like HTC or Samsung.

  • http://Website JohnB

    I am only partial with NVIDIA Tegra. Its a good platform since it is based on ARM Cortex A9 (hence will outperform other Cortex A8 based processors in CPU tasks), but other Cortex A9 processors are coming from Samsung and TI. I think this will be the worst performing Cortex A9 platform eventually.

    Here’s some info on Tegra 2:

    http://smartphonebenchmarks.com/forum/index.php?/topic/85-nvidia-tegra-2-tegra-250-dual-core-processor-smartphones-are-they-going-to-be-fast/

  • http://Website Manthan

    Hey, so is dell streak a fail model??
    as i was planning to purchase it? so should i wait for the dell “the lookin glass”
    kindly please help