Dell to release a 7 inch Android tablet in next few weeks

The 5-inchDell Streak shortly to be joined by a bigger 7-inch version

The seven inch Android tablet that Michael Dell whipped out at last week’s Oracle World conference (see our report)  is going to be released in the next few weeks, with a ten incher to follow in the next six months  according to a report in the Wall Street Journal

Dell’s Greater China President Amit Midha told a WSJ reporter “It was showed off at Oracle World by Michael last week and we’ll be launching very, very soon—within the next few weeks.”

He said Dell will launch “a whole slew” of new products in the next 6-12 months, including additional three-inch, four-inch and 10-inch devices.

“In fact, very much in the near future we’ll be launching the seven-inch tablet as well as the additional three-inch product,” he said.

Midha confirmed that the seven-inch tablet will run Google Inc.’s Android smartphone operating system, but added that some would be based on Microsoft Windows OS, but didn’t specify if it was Windows Phone 7 (WP7), or just Windows 7.

Interestingly Midah also said Dell is still considering whether to use Google’s Chrome operating system on its products, he added.

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