Dell Leak Reveals 2011 Tablet Plans

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No doubt Dell will want to beef up security following this leak, because it appears an anonymous tipster has disclosed internal Dell documents revealing the company’s 2011 and early 2012 tablet and smartphone plans.

Android Plans

The already available Dell Streak and Dell Streak 7 are listed, and according to the leaked “Tablet Roadmap,” they will be joined in April by the Gallo Honeycomb tablet. The Opus One and Silver Oak Honeycomb tablets will follow in early 2012, just in time for CES.

While it’s impossible to discern exactly what the roadmap signifies without a legend, it seems the Dell Streak 7 is due for an update in Q3 or Q4 under the name “Sterling” (new Honeycomb seven-inch device perhaps?), and the Gallo could be getting “Handwriting,” also in Q4.

The leaked smartphone roadmap reveals an Android handset slated to ship with “Android Ice Cream,” which lends credence to speculation the next Android update will be named after the frozen dairy treat.

Window 7 and 8!

There are two Windows tablets mentioned: Rosemount, with a 1366 x 768 screen resolution slated for Q2; and Peju, running Windows 8 and slated for January, 2012.

Last week, Dell announced two 10-inch tablets at the Dell Means Business event. Assuming those devices are on the road map, Gallo is most likely the Android tablet previously known as the Dell Streak 10, and Rosemount is the 10-inch Windows slate mentioned at the event.

Dell confirmed this week that both devices will have very similar hardware.

Of course, none of this is final, and a disclaimer on the roadmap states the information is for “general planning purposes only” and it does “not represent a commitment by Dell.”

Source: Android Central




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