Gotham, here it is from the streets as best we can determine. A Sr. Dell (DELL) executive told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday family that the company will launch a 7-inch tablet computer in the coming weeks!!! what!!! For all you PC OS lovers! A 10-inch model will arrive early in 2011. This should come as no surprise, as Dell has been releasing information about its tab plans periodically over the last year or so. Indeed Indeed, Michael Dell showed off!!!! the 7-inch tab last week at an Oracle trade show.
Sharp has just taken the the cuffs off its bold new e-reader devices, dubbing them both Galapagos in honor of the evolution the company believes they represent. The 5.5-inch Mobile version (pictured above) has a delightfully dense 1024 x 600 LCD screen, while its 10.8-inch Home sibling offers a very decent 1366 x 800. There’s 802.11b/g WiFi on both, while the littler slate is also enriched with a navigational trackball. Sharp’s emphasis here really seems to be on the cloud-based ecosystem it’s creating for these “terminal” devices — 30,000 newspapers, magazines and books have been lined up for its planned December launch and an “automatic scheduled delivery” facility will help you get at them as soon as the latest issue’s ready for consumption. Sadly, we should note that this is specifically tailored to suit the Japanese market, which makes an international release seem somewhat unlikely.