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Dell Set To Launch 7-inch & 10-inch Tablets

Computer giant Dell may launch a number of follow-up devices to its popular Streak tablet smartphone according to Dell's Greater China President Amit Midha who was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal

Midha told the WSJ (opens in new tab) that the devices will be out over the next few weeks with a range of new products expected to appear over the next 12 months.

Amongst the models to be announced will be 3-inch, 4-inch and 10-inch versions in addition to the 7-inch model that was displayed by Dell CEO, Michael Dell at the Oracle conference in the US last week.

Midha did mention that Dell will be sticking to Android and will also start selling Windows Phone 7-based devices concurrently. However, there were no confirmation with regards to Google Chrome OS.

The news comes shortly after the launch by rival, Research In Motion, of the Playbook, a similar 7-inch tablet aimed at the corporate market but built using QNX. Interestingly, Dell already sells the 3.5-inch Android-based Aero smartphone in selected markets worldwide.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.