Here is a 7 inch tablet featuring a unique slide-out keyboard design, probably the first of its kind in the 7 inch genre of tablet PCs. The keyboard showed innovation with a split-key design and an empty space at the center displaying the word Dell. The keypad is split at the center so as to facilitate thumb typing with both hands, something that is more like smartphone designs than typical tablet PCs with slide-out keypads such as the Asus Eee Pad Slider or the Samsung Series 7. In fact, the entire form factor does look a lot like a smartphone that comes with an attached keypad.
However, if this sounds a nice delicious tablet that Dell has up its sleeve for a formal launch sometime soon, there is a tragic side. The tablet is a concept device that has never made it outside of Dell labs. In fact, the tablet itself is several years old and formed the base for the development of the Inspiron Duo tablet.
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