updated 04:05 pm EST, Fri January 29, 2010
Mini 5 demo includes a shipping timeframe
Michael Dell on Thursday slipped out some of his company's plans for the Mini 5 tablet in a quick demo (viewable below). In addition to showing off the customized Android interface we saw at CES, which has at least a special menu bar, the CEO also acknowledged to TechCrunch that it would be released in "a couple months." Dell employees earlier this month insisted it was a concept and that it wasn't a confirmed production device.
The slate is expected to be Dell's first real entry into tablets but will take a very different approach than competitors like the ICD Ultra or iPad. Its screen measures just 5 inches across, but it also includes a 5-megapixel rear camera. It's likely to be fast with a 1GHz Snapdragon and should have 3G as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.