Photos that appear to show Dell’s upcoming 10″ tablet leaked online on Thursday.
The photos emerged at Engadget who revealed that the device comes equipped with 2GB RAM (expandable), USB and HDMI ports and a stylus. Engadget states that the device should be available in December for $900-$1000. Dell’s Tablet, thought to be known as “Peju”, also includes a 10-inch display similar to its rivals.
Dell previously teased a 10-inch Windows 7 based tablet at an event in San Francisco back in February. The company promised to bring the device to market by the end of the year. At the time, company officials only had fake cardboard cut out mock ups of the device. Dell refused to name official specifications at the time but did reveal that they were looking to target commercial and enterprise markets. Dell describes the tablet as:
“The upcoming tablet is designed for end-users who need greater mobility, as well as IT organizations that demand control, security, manageability and integration with existing infrastructure investments. Dell’s tablet will empower a more mobile workforce in a way that offers customers the business applications and corporate data they need, while meeting regulatory mandates and IT requirements.”
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is due to speak at Dell World 2011 on October 14. Ballmer will likely detail the company’s cloud efforts with Azure but he could also endorse Dell’s business tablet offering if it’s ready to be unveiled. Dell World kicks off on Thursday October 13 and includes keynotes from Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini, VMware President and CEO Paul Martiz and Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff. Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell will provide the initial keynote address on October 13.
Dell recently dismissed claims that the technology industry is enterting a post-PC era. Dell has been a long time advocate of Microsoft’s operating systems and has released a number of touch enabled devices. Dell’s Inspiron Duo is a hybrid device that allows users to switch between netbook and tablet modes. The unique netbook has a spinning screen that allows it to be used as a tablet.
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