According to unconfirmed reports, Dell plans to release a tablet computer running Google’s Android OS later this year. Most of the specifications for the device, code named “Looking Glass,” have leaked from the company.
The centerpiece of this slate-shaped model will allegedly be a 7-inch, WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touchscreen.
Dell’s leaked product description emphasizes playing movies and TV on the large screen, including Flash video. An option digital TV module will be available, too.
The Looking Glass will have 4 GB of built-in capacity and an SD card slot potentially adding 32 GB more storage for movies and music.
It will also include a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video conferencing.
The Looking Glass will run Android OS 2.1 on an nVidia Tegra T20 processor.
It will come with the usual suite of apps, such as the standard highly-capable web browser and email software.
For Internet access, the tablet will supposedly include Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and HSPA 3G cellular-wireless data.
Other features on the leaked spec list are Bluetooth 3.0, 2100 mAh battery, GPS, a USB-based docking port, accelerometer and compass.
Coming this Fall
Dell’s 7-inch tablet will supposedly debut in November.
Pricing remains unknown, aside from a note on the specifications list that it is going to be “affordable.”