Dell Sparta and Athens netbooks, Looking Glass Pro and Streak variants unveiled on Android roadmap


Hello to you too, Dell! Android Central just got their hands on another leak from the Texas IT giant, but this time we have two new Android or Linux (as suggested by the Tux icon) Moblin devices. First of all, we have the Sparta “netbook tablet” with an 11 inch 1024 x 768 TFT screen, an ARM processor, optional connectivity modules (3G, WiFi, Bluetooth) and a locking mechanism. single pivot – the screen appears to rotate within its frame. . The second device is the Athens under 0.9 kg (1.98 lb) netbook with the same screen size, same ARM processor, and optional connectivity modules. If all goes well, the Sparta and Athens should launch in early and late fall respectively, but there’s a lot more to it, so keep reading after the break.

Update: thanks for pointing out the Moblin logo,!

Another semi-new device is the 7-inch Looking Glass Pro Android tablet, which appears to be just the Looking Glass with an “HD display” and digital TV tuner by default. The dotted line around this variant’s roadmap window suggests that its Q1 2011 release date isn’t set in stone (if it ever comes out, that’s fine). Anyway, we’re rather puzzled by a few points here: the 800 x 600 resolution contradicts the 800 x 480 in the slides we received, and likewise with the August-October launch window here instead. than the November launch date we were told.

Last but not least, it looks like the Streak will release in at least three versions – the American (T-Mobile) and European (Vodafone) variants coming this summer, and a Chinese version shipping in Q4. The three major operators in China – China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile – are abbreviated here, so maybe we’ll see three sub-variants to meet the three 3G radios.

Now we’re not saying these dates are solid – the contradictions mentioned earlier as well as other pieces here (“Bender” is the old name of ASTRO the file management application; “Windows Mobile” instead of “Windows Phone 7”; Moblin instead of MeeGo) are telltale signs that this is an old roadmap, but hey, at least we get a glimpse of the two new netbooks.


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