Dell will be a late entrant to the 10 inch tablet party as the earliest we can expect the Texas based computer manufacturer come up with a 10 inch sized tablet is mid summer. Codenamed ‘Gallo,’ this will be the Android version and will be one more nice Honeycomb option for the tablet buying crowd that is expected to launch in June. However, those who might have been putting off their purchase of a Windows tablet in the 10 inch category are in for some bad news. This since Dell has stated the Windows versions is only likely to be ready by fall this year.
Further, Dell will be wooing the corporate segment with the Windows tablet so that the best that general consumers can expect from Dell is the Android Honeycomb version. In fact, it was during the investors meet held in February itself where it was mentioned the Windows tablet would be ‘business-ready’. There is no reason as yet made public explaining the delay. The Windows tablet was earlier showcased in February (as a dummy though) while there has been whispers about the existence of such a thing at Dell from as early as October last. Its compatriots, HP and Asus are already in the game having already introduced their take on a Windows tablet.
Also, the delay means Dell will be in no position to take advantage of the back-to-school scenario though a release during fall also means the tablet will be in time to entice the holiday shoppers. In the mean time, Dell has the 5 and 7 inch Streak tablet PCs on offer for tablet buyers. The delay also means a disruption to the Dell tablet road map that had earlier got leaked. Interestingly, there is mention of a Windows 8 (a more tablet friendly OS) tablet during early 2012.
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