Dell Streak 10 Pro Honeycomb Tablet to be released in China this summer; Dell’s 7-inch QWERTY Slider Tablet spotted
The Prototype tablet appeared on Engadget is really new to the tablet world with its handset model QWERTY slider keyboard. The 7 –inch tablet really looks very nice with a keyboard with split-key design and typing will be very easy with thump fingers and it’s on hand.
It appears that there might be a touchpad between the two halves of the keyboard, like a notebook, the unidentified tablet also features a rear camera, but that’s all we know thus far. The tablet is expected to run on Windows 8 but not sure.
Meanwhile Dell has confirmed its 10 inch Dell Streak 10 Pro will debut in China first, rather than the US or Europe. John Thode, Dell’s Vice President for mobile devices, has shared a Honeycomb-flavored snippet of his company’s tablet roadmap with CNET.
Dell’s VP said that Android’s immaturity and US carrier control were the main reasons for the staggered launch of the Streak 10 Pro.
The Dell Streak 10Pro Honeycomb Tablet powered with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor will feature 10-inch 1280 x 800 display, 5-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing camera, SD card slot, HDMI port, USB and full 1080p support.
There will also be an optional dock with HDMI, USB Host, ethernet and other business-friendly functionality and the tablet weighs 700g.
The Dell Streak 10Pro is most likely to hit the US market in 2012; unfortunately VP has confirmed any particular release date for the tablet in US. The exec described the US as “trying to swim upstream” and that in China “the growth rates are much more interesting” and could well overtake the US in the next couple of years.