Skip to comments.Dell's tablet lineup detailed
Posted on 02/17/2011 11:34:38 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Roadmap 'till Q1 2012
In addition to the Dell smartphone roadmap, Android Central managed to get their hands on the tablet roadmap as well. The roadmap features a bunch of new models including the Gallo, Rosemount, Sterling and Opus One, Silver Oak and Peju.
The Streak 10, also known as the Gallo, should be coming in April, running on Honeycomb. In addition to Gallo, Dell is apparently preparing an update for Streak 7 as well. The next one is Rosemount, a 10-inch Windows 7 tablet with a 1366x768 screen and a release date set for June. The Sterling is the one with the least details in the roadmap, but according to the position in the roadmap, it looks like a successor to the Streak 7.
The Q1 2012 will apparently be quite interesting for Dell as CES 2012 should bring Opus One and Silver Oak running on Android Honeycomb and the Peju, a Windows 8 based tablet. Once again, the positioning in the roadmap suggests that Opus One will be a small one, Silver Oak a mid-sized and Peju should be a 10"+ sized tablet.
Of course, bear in mind that even if these leaks are 100 percent real, Dell will certainly make an adjustment or two 'till these show up in retail/e-tail, so nothing is carved in stone.
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Named after wineries?
What ever happened to innovation at Dell?
Dell PC business dying, Desktop staff in USA terminated.
Dell made the iPod-killer flop, cancelled
Dell Adamo flop, revived and refreshed; flop and cancelled
Dell Personal Data Assistant flop, cancelled and disavowed
Dell 7 inch tablet flop
Dell Cell phone flop, cancelled, staff executed
Dell Smartphone ?
Dell Tablet ?
Can you say Death Spiral? Sure you can, lets say it together
Dell just reported great earnings....no idea how they did it!
They don't just make products. They also sell IT services.
So, they sell software to make up for their crap hardware? Sounds like a racket. < /s >
Not sure what “crap” would be, but I’ve got a Dell laptop at home that works like a charm. Recently got a Venue smart phone (work supplied) that seems pretty good. No issues yet on it. Personally, I’d rather work on a Mac and use an iPhone, but I got a really good deal on the laptop and I can’t argue with what is given me at work in regards to smartphones.
The kickbacks from IBM stopped, exposing the fact that Dell never had any innovation.
We’ve got 100,000+ Dell computers in our enterprise, they work well. We have Premier support which is USA based as well. I’m plenty happy with Dell.
Mona Lisa Vito: What name did you tell him?
Vinny Gambini: Jerry Gallo.
Mona Lisa Vito: Jerry Gallo! The big attorney.
Vinny Gambini: Yeah.
Mona Lisa Vito: Think that was a smart move?
Vinny Gambini: Yeah, well, the man's a seriously accomplished lawyer. If he checks up on this guy, his name will come up all over the place.
Mona Lisa Vito: His name was in the papers all last week.
Vinny Gambini: Yeah, I saw that.
Mona Lisa Vito: But you didn't actually read the articles.
Vinny Gambini: No
Mona Lisa Vito: Too bad.
Vinny Gambini: Why's that?
Mona Lisa Vito: 'Cause he's dead.
Dell used to make decisions, based upon first-hand technical knowledge. The Dell model worked wonderfully, because they USED to present a robust, well-designed machine.
Today, they make very inexpensive boxes, relatively lower quality boxes. They purchased Alienware, because Alienware was capturing the high-performance, high quality market; however through extensive cost-cutting measures; this too is dying.
What Dell has done, is watered down their name. Who are they? Printers? Monitors? Laptops? PDA? Cell Phone? Tablet?
The hundreds of millions of dollars in re-calls they have gone through, due to failing capacitors are legendary. When you off-shore your customer-support, when you reduce your quality of your product to only survive through the warranty period - you spell your own doom. Ask GM how shoddy workmanship and poor quality worked for them.
HP struggled under Carly - a Biztard with no grasp of what HP made. Dell is under the same curse. Engineers are expendable - but Biztards stay without regard to the damage they have done. In short, Dell doesn’t understand the technology he wields.
The Dell model is in question, at least for consumers. I buy a PC at Walmart, if there is a problem - I have a NEW computer in a box, or my money back in a matter of hours.
Order a Dell, pay your money NOW. Then wait 2 weeks for it to be built, tested and shipped. Problem? Call India, wait in que and go through the Tech Script. After a bit of time (minutes to hours) they will ship you another REFURBISHED machine. So, in a week you get a USED machine; when you paid for a new one. If you have problems now ..well, it’s beyond the warranty period - so you can’t get your money back. The best you can hope for, is to get another REFURBISHED PC in a week or so (pronounced “Someone eles’s problem).
They scaled quickly, because they offered PC customization when no one else did. They offered (past tense) fantastic customer support when no one else did. Times have changed, Dell hasn’t.
I too have a Dell that’s worked fine for years. Did anybody see the “< /s >?”
Saw it. I thought it applied to the “racket” part of your post. Sorry.
I like the Dell. It’s the post-XP versions of Windoze I can’t abide...lol. I can’t blame Dell for that.
Well thought out post.
I used to work for them, then one day my group was laid off and I was told that my group’s function was going to Mumbai. A short while later, I too got cut - along with about 6,500 other souls. Why? Because our profit was not ‘good enough’.
Some of the things that Dell does, to pad profits (not break even - increase profits) is to cut off bulk electrolytic caps from reference designs. How bad can we make the power rail, before we can’t boot. Add a cap or two back - and call that cost savings. What does the customer get? Extra noise on the 5, 3.3, 2.5 or 1.8Volt rail means shorter life expectancy of every other compnent on the motherboard. Intentional sabotage. The bulk electrolytic caps reduce ripple voltage. With more ripple, you over-stress the remaining caps, as well as the IC’s. But, you skim a few cents off your manufacturing costs.
I have a problem with that.
Then we have the whole capacitor re-call issues (rhymes with Ditch-icon) where we knew that these caps would fail in 6 months, but the warranty was only for 90 days.
I have a problem with that, too.
When you make shoddy products, and then fire engineers to ‘artifically’ increase profits - this is a death spiral.
Now, Dell is exploring new avenues to keep the revenue coming in; because their quality and service have gotten poor. They need to exploit high margin products, to keep their stock price high. Today tablets and cell phones ... tomorrow? Purses and T-shirts?
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