Dell smartphone/tablet roadmaps leak: Android Ice Cream smartphones & Windows 8 slates

Feb 17, 2011
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What appears to be Dell's roadmaps for smartphones and tablets over the next twelve months have leaked, with mention of Windows 8 for tablets and both Android Ice Cream and "next gen" Windows Phone 7 for smartphones. According to AndroidCentral and WPCentral's sources, four new tablets are in the works: the Dell Gallo in April, followed by the Dell Sterling in Q4 2011 and the Dell Opus One and Dell Silver Oak in Q1 2012, all running Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Meanwhile a Dell Rosemount Windows 7 tablet will drop in June 2011, followed by a Windows 7 tablet, the Dell Peju, in Q1 2012. Interestingly, the Gallo is expected to get a "handwriting" update in October 2011, potentially some sort of active digitizer as on the HTC Flyer.

In smartphones, on the Android side there's the Ice Cream based Dell Hancock - with a dual-core CPU, 4-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel and 1.3-megapixel dual cameras and 1080p video support - in September 2011, followed by the Dell Millenium - with a 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel and VGA cameras, and DLNA support, along with 1080p HD video - in October 2011. Going by Dell's tiny roadmap image, the Hancock will also have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Finally, in Windows Phone 7, there's an update scheduled for the Dell Venue Pro in Q2, for unspecified "additional features and enhancements", and the Dell Wrigley, a "next-gen" WP7 device with a 1GHz CPU, 4-inch WVGA display, 8-megapixel camera and 720p HD support in mid-Q3.

[via Android Community]


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