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Dell to Release New Tablet Computer by End of 2012

Dell is all set to make its re-entry into the tablet computer market towards the end of this year, according to reports. The soon to-be-launched device will be a consumer-oriented tablet.

Almost a year ago the company made a failed to enter the tablet market with its Streak tablet - now they are all set to enter this fast growing market again.

The previous Android based Dell Streak faced mixed reviews so the PC maker decided to kill the device last month. However, they did learn the tricks of the trade and now have better understanding of consumer need, stated Dell's chief financial officer, Steve Felice, in an interview at the CES 2012.

Felice further said, "You will see us enter this market in a bigger way toward the end of the year. So we are not really de-emphasising it, we are really being very careful how we enter it," reports Reuters.

Even though the CFO refused to disclose any other information about the tablet, he said the company likes Windows 8, however, they they will "continue to develop with Android as well."

Interestingly, according to a recent survey, 46 percent of Americans said they believe tablet computers will replace laptops eventually.