Whatever you think of the 5-inch touchscreen display on the Dell Mini 5 that straddles smartphone and miniature tablet category, the device is coming to AT&T and may offer some cloud-based synchronization methods. What’s interesting is that Dell is saying that the company is looking into next-generation resistive screen technology for future iterations of the tablet.
According to Dell, Neeraj Choubey, who heads Dell’s tablet division, Dell may be developing some cloud-based synchronization engine to create a non-rivalrous environment with the company’s other products, including netbooks and laptops. Unlike the iPad, which Apple is positioning as a netbook replacement or altnerative, Dell’s Choubey is saying that the Dell Mini 5 can be used with the company’s Dell Mini netbooks:
“If I bought something from Amazon store on my tablet and I downloaded it, why should I have to choose my tablet over my netbook? When I was at Yahoo they always talked about your content, your way, when you want it, how you want it. It’s something that everyone in the mobile space has embraced. You shouldn’t have to make decisions based on where your content is.”
Also, according to SlashGear, “As for stylus input something we puzzled over earlier Choubey seems to hint that Dell might use new transparent conductor resistive panels over capacitive technology in future tablet models, which support multitouch finger-input and stylus control with high-resolution accuracy.”