Dell Mini 5 to provide a balance between Portability and Productivity

By | February 21st, 2010



Netbooks are a total crap providing neither portability of a smartphone nor the performance of a laptop. Moreover, many people don’t prefer carrying multiple devices in their hands. Will a 5 inch tablet be the next generation device to provide the functionality of a tablet and a phone? Well it seems that Dell think it will, as we are nearing the release of highly anticipated Dell Mini 5 this year.

dell mini 5 Dell Mini 5 to provide a balance between Portability and Productivity

Engadget provides a complete review of the Dell Mini 5 prototype. The 5 inch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 800×480 gives the device a great edge over iPhone and iPod Touch. It is powered by a 1GHz processor, more than 400 MB of RAM and 1.63 GB of storage. However this is just prototype, the final release is believed to have more RAM and storage. Like Google Nexus, the Dell Mini 5 will also use Android Operating System. Moreover, it has a WiFi, 3G support, GPS, SD card slot and a 5 mega pixel camera.

The five inch tablet, weighing 8 ounces, is the right size for your pocket. It is neither too big nor that small, providing a great web and video experience in your hands. Still there is no word on price and release date. Dell is playing very strict this time, but seeing the prototype working nicely, we hope to see the final product very soon.

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  • jorgerangel

    is it just a phone or can it be bought and used as a media tablet

  • chjawadm

    both

  • jorgerangel

    So I can just purchase as tablet and not pay monthly like a cell phone. And is it coming to regular stores or only cell phone stores? I'm just very curious about it.

  • chjawadm

    Well we can't say anything about that yet as it will be dell's business strategy how they release it. But of course you can use it just as a tablet.

  • Travis

    Is this going to be able to run Java? and it will start with T-Mobile I assume but like the Nexus 1 it probably will have to be ordered through Dell… ?

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