Dell's tablet temperature - How the mobile industry is responding to the iPad

Dell CEO Michael Dell said AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) will launch Dell's Streak mobile Internet device later this summer, but declined to provide any more details. But with the Streak's 5-inch screen, is Dell a tablet player?

dell streak"I think they're making an attempt there," said ABI's Jeff Orr. "I think they would absolutely explore larger screen sizes for tablets based on the success of the Mini 5, which is called the Streak" in the United States.

But Forrester's Sarah Rotman Epps doesn't see 5 inches as the best play. "I don't think 5 inches is necessarily right. There might be a market for 7 inches."

She added: "The operating system has to be appropriate."

Dell's tablet temperature - How the mobile industry is responding to the iPad
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