The Windows 7 tablet scene is about to get a big boost from a big player. Dell just announced a whole series of new business computers and notebooks — generally stuff we pass over — but one little paragraph made the whole thing worth reading. It teases nothing less that 10-inch Windows 7 tablet aimed right at businesses. HP Slate? You’ve got some competition.
Just like its HP counterpart though, this model seems destined for the enterprise market meaning it likely won’t end up at Best Buy. It’s pretty clear that major computer makers have zero interest in releasing a consumer-oriented Windows 7 slate device even though it’s clear there’s a market for such a thing.
Additionally, Dell plans to extend its existing tablet portfolio with a 10-inch, Windows 7-based business-ready tablet later this year. The upcoming tablet is designed for end-users who need greater mobility, as well as IT organizations that demand control, security, manageability and integration with existing infrastructure investments. Dell’s tablet will empower a more mobile workforce in a way that offers customers the business applications and corporate data they need, while meeting regulatory mandates and IT requirements.
That’s literally all that’s known right now. No specs and just those pics above. There’s nothing other than the paragraph above and the one line from the PowerPoint Greg’s currently sleeping through. Stay tuned.