Two new Dell Windows tablets expected before the year’s out

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Dell really hasn’t had much luck in recent years with smartphone and tablets. The company was once a heavyweight back in the Windows Mobile days, but its portable offerings have really hit tough times lately. The Dell Streak was one of the first products we could call a phablet, yet it never really caught on, a fate shared with the Dell Venue and Venue Pro, leading to their cancellation last year. Since then, we’ve seen a couple tablets from the company, and now we’re hearing a little about what’s next for Dell; it looks like the name of the game is going to be “even more Windows tablets.”

Anticipating the nearing release of Windows 8.1, Dell has confirmed plans for the release of several tablets running the OS before the year’s out. While the company itself isn’t talking details just yet, supply chain rumors suggest it’s working on at least two models, one an eight-incher, and one a larger 10.6-inch tablet.

Beyond that, though, we’re currently at a loss; RT or full-blown Windows? SoCs, storage – they’re still very much unknowns. Even without much to go on, there’s reason to be hopeful; working with Windows is Dell’s forte, and maybe keeping things simple like this – just tablets, no smartphone distractions – could help the company as it tries to restore its mobile cred. Building off the experience it got with the Latitude 10 (above) and XPS 10 tablets could mean some more impressive showings this time around.

Source: Digitimes
Via: BGR

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!