Dell chief Michael Dell confirmed his company is working on a seven-inch Android tablet during an Oracle conference in San Francisco. While Dell did not offer any additional details, including price or specific features, it may be safe to assume the device will closely resemble the five-inch Dell Streak, an Android handset that straddles the line between large smartphone and small tablet.
The seven-inch Dell device could also closely resemble the Samsung Galaxy Tab, another seven-inch Android tablet. Samsung is marketing the Galaxy Tab as part of the Galaxy S smartphone series that includes handsets like the Samsung Fascinate and Epic 4G.
The Galaxy Tab will be available from all four major US cellular carriers, support WiFi and 3G, and have video conferencing capabilities. The overseas version will have voice-call support, while the US Galaxy Tab will not. Like the Streak, the Galaxy Tab is expected to launch in European markets before making its way Stateside.
Dell also announced the Streak will be available at Best Buy stores soon.
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UPDATE: Cameras were rolling and caught the tablet. Scroll to 1:28 for all the details.