Tablet Market Contender: Dell
Dell is rumored to be working on two 10-inch tablets for release later this year: the 10-inch Streak Pro and the 7-inch Latitude ST. The Streak Pro runs on Android Honeycomb OS and Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip, as well as Dell's Stage 1.5 user interface. The follow-up to Dell's Streak Pro release, which is expected sometime in the summer, is its Windows 7-based Latitude ST tablet featuring Intel's Oak Trail platform, which is rumored to be scheduled for release in October.
Dell is also planning to launch a convertible 13-inch Latitude XT-3 tablet in July. But while Dell won't comment on any of the recent rumors, leaked Dell roadmaps that show an extensive yet constantly-shifting roadmap keep surfacing on the Web. In February, a leaked Dell slide showed four upcoming Android tablets -- the Dell Gallo, the Dell Sterling, the Dell Opus One and the Dell Silver Oak due for release by the end of next year. In addition, Dell appears to be preparing two Windows 8-based tablets, code-named Rosemont and Peju, due to come to market in 2012.