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Dell 2011/12 Roadmap Reveals Windows 8 Tablet

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Dell’s already given us quite a few sexy smartphones and tablets (the Streak, the Venue Pro?) but it’s always nice to know that the company doesn’t plan on resting on its laurels. Round Rock’s 2011/beginning of 2012 roadmap for smartphones and tablets has been leaked to Windows Phone Central and if the documents are anything to go by, we’ll be seeing a few more exciting mobile devices from Dell before the year is out.

One of the more interesting things, in our opinion, is the appearance of a tablet running Windows 8. Codenamed Perju, it’s apparently going to show up in the first quarter of 2012 and when it does, it’ll be packing a pretty large display. Windows 8 aside, Dell will also be launching two Honeycomb tablets in Q1 2012, dubbed Opus One and Silver Oak. A Windows 7 tablet, codenamed Rosemount, will arrive Q4 of this year, while the more immediate future will bring the Honeycomb-powered Gallo (sometime in April, apparently). Another Honeycomb device, the Sterling, is scheduled for Q4.

As far as phones go, its a mixed bag with both Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. You’ve got the Wrigley, due out in July, with a 1GHz processor, a 4-inch WVGA screen, and an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p. It’s also labeled as "Windows Phone 7 Next Gen," which suggests we might see a massive WP7 update before July. September will see the arrival of the Hancock, a dual-core, dual-camera Android Ice Cream device with a 4-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p. Also running Ice Cream is the Millennium. Available in Q4 and packing a 4.3-inch display, it’s also a dual-core device and also boasts an 8-megapixel, 1080p recording camera.

Check out Android Central and Windows Phone Central for the full scoop:

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    eddieroolz , February 18, 2011 3:35 AM
    Well this is somewhat obvious - Microsoft themselves stated that W8 was projected for sometime in 2012.
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    Anonymous , February 18, 2011 1:59 PM
    I worked at a big chain electronics store up until two days ago, and had to sign a nda about information that a microsoft rep came in and told the management team...

    According to him, "windows 8" , isnt for desktops, its a watered down and gui optimized tablet operating system, which is supposed to be released q3/q4 of 2011. Its basically windows 7, with a lot of unnecessary services removed, and a kernal that is compatable with x86/x64 and RISC processors.

    According to him, you CAN install it on a desktop, but it would be against the EULA and may not pass microsoft's yet to be released new authentication program.

    The windows 8 that we think of as a desktop OS, according to him, may or may not be released with "windows 8" as the name, but it will not be the same as the tablet OS that will be released first, as windows 8.

    Hope that makes sense.

    Keep in mind, this is from a Microsoft rep, so any and all information that may have been said regardless of a NDA is hearsay and hypothetical...
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    verbalizer , February 18, 2011 1:59 PM
    just send me mine now for testing...

    since we had a spammer on this thread I do not receive proper updates..