Seems like every industry player is anxious to launch their new tablets.
The most recent manifestation is Dell’s Looking Glass tablet. It was showed off by Mr. Dell himself, CEO Michael Dell, at the Oracle Openworld conference, taking place in San Francisco earlier this week. Though Mr. Dell was not limiting the pictures taken of the new device, he was keeping mum on the technical specifications, not really revealing anything beyond the basics. For now, the only thing we can say for sure is that it is an Android OS tablet, currently features a 7″ screen (possibly to butt heads with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy tablet), and a volume control on the top of the unit, beside a headphone jack.
The Looking Glass shown was prototype unit. So they may change things up — however, we don’t expect any massive changes, as they are probably rushing to get to market before falling behind of the competition, which all seems to have new tablets up their sleeve, such as the Blackberry Blackpad and the new Asus / HTC tablet. That being said, it didn’t seem like much was running on the prototype unit — the only functionality shown was changing an image to another static image, and this basic task took Michael a few tries to accomplish before he quickly put it away. Taking a guess from these small details, we imagine the hardware is mostly decided on, but the software still needs work.
Check out the link here for video coverage of the tablet’s showing at the conference.