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.