Earlier this year, rumours emerged that Dell could come with a 7-inch Android tablet after the 5-inch Streak and pictures of the so called Looking Glass device leaked. Now again, Michael Dell himself made clear signs that this device will be available soon. As the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Dell “plans to offer a tablet with a seven-inch screen, the Dell chief executive said at an Oracle Corp. conference“.
The specifications of the Dell Looking Glass had also been leaked. At that time it was meant to have the following numbers:
|Specs||Dell Looking 7-inch Android tablet|
|Processor||Nvidia T20 (ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore, up to 1 GHz)|
|RAM||4GB DDR2 SDRAM|
|Screen||7″ / WVGA TFT / 800 x 480 / multitouch|
|Storage||4GB Nand / SD card expansion up to 32GB|
|A/V Input||1.3 MP FF camera / optional DTV TV tuner module (ATSC/ATSC-MH/DVB-T)|
|A/V Output||Loudspeakers / 3.5-mm Headphone Jack|
|Network||Modular 3G HSPA modem / Bluetooth 3.0 EDR / WLAN (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n )|
|Connectors||mini USB 2.0 / 30-pin docking connector|
|Sensors||G-Sensor / e-compass|
|Extras||A-GPS / Android 2.1 (that was said earlier this year, I think they will add Android 2.2)|
For me the Streak was a MID, a Mobile Internet Device, not a tablet, because it’s just the size of a bigger smartphone.
But with the 7-inch Android tablet, Dell get’s closer to the real tablet size.
Especially interesting with Dell ist the fact that it is a mayor company, with warranty and service offers, with an attractive pricing and with enough capital and manpower to do some serious tweaks to the performance of their devices. Have you seen how much RAM they could pack into this device? 4GB! Well engineered, this could make the Looking Glass set new terms of snappiness! Cmon Michael Dell – give us more news!
UPDATE: Monday September 27, 2010 – New pictures added.