Dell is reported to have started developing the successor to its XPS 10 and Latitude 10 tablet devices running Windows RT and Windows 8 respectively. The new tablets are likely to be launched during the fourth quarter and will come come with 10 inch or larger displays.
“We have plans to significantly increase investment in our PC and tablet business to enhance our ability to compete. While Dell’s strategy in the PC business has been to maximize gross margins, following the transaction, we expect to focus instead on maximizing revenue and cash flow growth with the goal of improving long-term sales and competitive positioning,” stated Dell in a letter to employees amid rising concerns among the workforce about the future of the company.
Details are missing at the moment, though it’s likely Dell will use the next gen Intel Haswell chips for its Windows 8 tablet that will succeed the Latitude 10. The Latitude series is dedicated to business users and the latest version is built around the Clover Trail chips. Haswell, in contrast, is touted to offer far better performance without being too harsh on the battery.
As for the next iteration of XPS 10 running Windows RT, the tablet could be seen sporting the latest chip offerings from any of the companies, such as Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung, and so on. The current XPS 10 is based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. However, while all of that might be good, the Windows RT platform might be a larger source of worry for Dell, given the lukewarm response the OS has generated so far.
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