Dell 'Peju' outed as the Latitude ST tablet

Dell's Malaysian arm appears to have accidentally spilled the beans on the Windows-based tablet formerly known as Peju and apparently set to be released as the Dell Latitude ST.

In a promotional video posted to the company's site, Dell confirms a 10-inch touch-screen device powered by an Intel processor and packing a copy of Windows 7 - suggesting that the gadget will launch before Windows 8, Microsoft's first proper attempt at a tablet-centric operating system, officially ships.

The video demonstrates that the display is both touch-sensitive and usable with an included stylus, that the tablet has an in-built USB host port and SD card reader, and will feature an optional docking station for "desktop style computing" with integrated Ethernet, HDMI and USB ports.

Previous leaks of the 'Peju' have suggested that it will include a low-voltage Intel Core i5 processor, a 1080p high-resolution display, a five megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera, and a solid-state drive in either 64GB or 128GB capacities.

That final feature - combined with mention in the video of high-grade encryption capabilities for data security - offers a hint of where Dell is aiming with this device: with such a high capacity solid-state storage device included, the Latitude ST is going to be a premium product aimed at the business market rather than a consumer-level product like its existing Streak 5 and Streak 7 Android-powered tablets.

The short promo video, produced entirely in English, can be found here. Dell has yet to officially confirm the Latitude ST's existence, or to offer pricing or availability details.