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?

    • nonimal

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

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      My (un)awesome Photoshop skills!

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • http://Website Beards

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

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