Dell 10-inch Android Tablet Pushed Up to Summer Release

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 16:03 -- Colin Breck

Despite reports yesterday that Dell would be delaying the release of its expected 10-inch Android tablet, Forbes is reporting today that Dell will instead be releasing their 10" Android tablet earlier than expected, possibly as early as June. Regardless of whether or not Dell's currently unbranded 10-inch tablet hits the streets by June, Forbes' Elizabeth Woyke is reporting information from a source which indicates the tablet is expected sometime this summer.

Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet

Dell is also expected to release another 10 inch tablet, one that will run Microsoft's tablet OS rather than Android, sometime later this year. Instead of being pushed forward, this tablet has been pushed back, due to unexplained delays. This tablet is expected to share a body with its Android cousin.

As mentioned, Dell's 10-inch Android tablet is current unbranded. Forbes cited its source, stating that it remains unclear whether Dell's 10-inch offering will join Dell's 5 and 7-inch offerings in its "Streak" family and thus be branded the Dell Streak 10. However, unlike the currently Streak family, which run Android 2.2 (Froyo), Dell has indicated their 10-inch offering will run the newer Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Dell initially announced its 10-inch Android tablet at CES 2011, during the announcement of the aforementioned Dell Streak 5 and Dell Streak 7. However, the device shown by Dell at CES was deemed a prototype and was only shown briefly.