Dell Targets End of 2012 for New Tablet Push

Tablets have been one of the major trends at CES, and it seems even those that didn't bring any to the show are eager to let the tech world know they're not going miss the tablet train.

Dell has already shown us some of its tablet prowess with the Streak (pictured), but, alas, the Streak was not long for this world. The company didn't bring any slates to CES 2012, but it is planning to have another bash at the consumer tablet market. In fact, the company told Reuters this week that it would release a new tablet by the end of the year. Chief commercial officer Steve Felice told the news outlet that it's planning a bigger push into the consumer arena, adding that the company has just been laying low while rivals attempt to churn out iPad killers.

"We have been taking our time. The general failure of everyone that's tried to introduce a tablet outside of Apple," he's quoted as saying. "You will see us enter this market in a bigger way toward the end of the year. So we are not really de-emphasizing it, we are really being very careful how we enter it."

"When you are talking about PC, people are more focused on the hardware itself. When you are talking about the tablet or the smartphone, people are interested in the overall environment it's operating in," he added. "As we have matured in this, we are spending a lot more time in the overall ecosystem."

Felice didn't mention any specifics, such as screen size or what it's learned from watching the likes of HP and RIM try and fail to take on Apple and other successful tablet manufacturers. He also remained quiet on what Dell plans to do differently this time around, which leaves us free to conjure up our dream tablet and hope that Dell is paying attention. What would you like to see in the next Dell tablet? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Brett928S2
    Hi :)

    How about a decent 7" tablet for under £200 / $200 .... that the only way to have a roaring sucess, but somehow knowing Dell I doubt they will price it that low and therefore it will fail as so many others have...

    All the best Brett :)
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