The tablet market finally seems to have moved beyond a one-horse, Apple iPad monopoly. Google’s Nexus 7 has made a splash in the tablet market, and Amazon’s unveiling of the new Kindle Fire lineup will shake things up a bit…
Dell unveiled its Dell XPS Duo 12, a tablet-ultrabook hybrid, as well as Dell XPS 10, the company’s first foray into the Windows RT tablet market at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany.
The ARM-based XPS 10 looks to be a strong Microsoft Surface competitor with a HD touch screen, microUSB connector, microSD slot and a removable keyboard dock.
The tablet’s most interesting feature, though, is its battery. According to Dell, the XPS 10 can run for 20 hours on a single charge.
As far as the XPS Duo 12 goes (pictured above), it’s a 12-inch device with a full HD (1920×1080) display and a flip hinge that transforms it from tablet to ultrabook and vice versa.
The device should be super durable as it’s made of machined aluminum, carbon fiber and Corning Gorilla Glass.
Dell did not provide a price or availability date for either device.
Although Apple is expected to sell tens of millions more iPad models (including the expected iPad Mini) in the second half of 2012 alongside the tens of millions already sold, and various Androids taking, in total, the number two spot, both will have a giant first run of 3 million Microsoft Surface RT Tablets to contend with as a genuine competitive threat.
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Microsoft has taken to the streets to advertise its upcoming line of Surface tablets.
The Verge first posted a gallery of photos showcasing Surface artwork on a building wall in New York City – three tablet outlines, complete with colored keyboard attachments, were highlighted by a line of lights.
With no pricing information or further details