Sep 29 AT 12:15 PM Taylor Wimberly 12 Comments

Dell to launch their 7-inch Android tablet in the next few weeeks

Remember that 7-inch Android tablet that Michael Dell was showing off last week? The Wall Street Journal is now reporting it will launch in the next few weeks and a 10-inch version is coming in the next 6-12 months.

No hard details are available yet, but we still believe this 7-inch device is Dell’s Looking Glass tablet that is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor. We originally thought Dell’s 7-incher would not appear till next year when we are expecting the Honeycomb tablets, but it sounds like they will use a custom version of Android 2.2 for the device.

Originally it was rumored that AT&T would be the carrier of choice for the Looking Glass, but we also hear that T-Mobile might be a customer as well. Early prototypes of Dell’s 5-inch Streak tablet supported T-Mobile 3G, but apparently the carrier knew the device would flop and pulled it from their lineup at the last second. Now a new leak posted at TmoNews revealed an unknown device called the Dell Claire, which could be the codename for this 7-inch tablet.

Based on the comments (or lack thereof) from previous Looking Glass articles, it doesn’t sound like Android nation is too excited about the possibility of purchasing a Dell tablet. If you fall in that camp, what could Dell do different to make you a customer? Or are you just waiting for Google to release the official tablet-version of Android?

Via: TmoNews

Source: WSJ

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  • http://Website zeeshan

    ehhh its soo small

    Im gonna get the black berry one it looks hot

    this is small like a psp lol

    • http://Website Jake

      You do realize that the PlayBook has a seven inch screen too. So I’m not really sure what the hell you’re talking about.

  • http://Website wallingsworth

    meh, dell never launches anything. if they do, it goes unnoticed and fails. too little too late will always be the story of dell. do not want.

  • http://Website Clint

    The problem Dell has is no one takes them seriously and from the outside looking in they do not even take themselves seriously.

    So far their Android line-up has really made people scratch their heads. Putting out obsolete hardware with old versions of Android or putting out bad ideas like the Streak.

    I would love for Dell to put out a quality 7-inch tablet as that size is a good size.

    I like the fact they are using the Tegra 2 chip set and Android 2.2, but I will have to take a wait and see approach.

  • http://www.toysdiva.com PixelSlave

    Before I could even consider paying for one of these tablets, a tablet maker must promise to keep the OS up-to-date for certain period of times (at the min, 2 years), and at a reasonable speed (ex, within 2 months after Google releases a new version of Android.)

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    Good Lord! What happened to his left thumb?

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      Exactly! That’s the only thing I took away from the photo.

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  • http://Website nate

    The issue I have with buying a dell tablet is that we haven’t seen them upgrade any of their other products so I wouldst worry that this may be on 2.2 forever. Really the only tablet I would buy needs to have a Tehran 2 (I know this does) and needs to be made by a company that is good about updates so bascically something with a Tehran 2 made by HTC

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    The issue I have with buying a dell tablet is that we haven’t seen them upgrade any of their other products so I would worry that this may be on 2.2 forever. Really the only tablet I would buy needs to have a Tegra 2 (I know this does) and needs to be made by a company that is good about updates so bascically something with a Tegra 2 made by HTC

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  1. zeeshanGuest 5 years ago

    ehhh its soo small

    Im gonna get the black berry one it looks hot

    this is small like a psp lol

    • JakeGuest 5 years ago

      You do realize that the PlayBook has a seven inch screen too. So I’m not really sure what the hell you’re talking about.

  2. wallingsworthGuest 5 years ago

    meh, dell never launches anything. if they do, it goes unnoticed and fails. too little too late will always be the story of dell. do not want.

  3. ClintGuest 5 years ago

    The problem Dell has is no one takes them seriously and from the outside looking in they do not even take themselves seriously.

    So far their Android line-up has really made people scratch their heads. Putting out obsolete hardware with old versions of Android or putting out bad ideas like the Streak.

    I would love for Dell to put out a quality 7-inch tablet as that size is a good size.

    I like the fact they are using the Tegra 2 chip set and Android 2.2, but I will have to take a wait and see approach.

  4. PixelSlaveGuest 5 years ago

    Before I could even consider paying for one of these tablets, a tablet maker must promise to keep the OS up-to-date for certain period of times (at the min, 2 years), and at a reasonable speed (ex, within 2 months after Google releases a new version of Android.)

  5. Good Lord! What happened to his left thumb?

  6. nateGuest 5 years ago

    The issue I have with buying a dell tablet is that we haven’t seen them upgrade any of their other products so I wouldst worry that this may be on 2.2 forever. Really the only tablet I would buy needs to have a Tehran 2 (I know this does) and needs to be made by a company that is good about updates so bascically something with a Tehran 2 made by HTC

  7. nateGuest 5 years ago

    The issue I have with buying a dell tablet is that we haven’t seen them upgrade any of their other products so I would worry that this may be on 2.2 forever. Really the only tablet I would buy needs to have a Tegra 2 (I know this does) and needs to be made by a company that is good about updates so bascically something with a Tegra 2 made by HTC

  8. BeardsGuest 5 years ago

    Forget the Left Thumb….. It’s those Eyebrows that scared the hell out of me.

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