The Tablet Market Thickens … Again


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The ever-crowding market for tablets will become more condensed later this year when Dell ( DELL ) releases its own rendition, according to Reuters.

While customers have gravitated toward tablets and smartphones and away from personal computers, some companies have moved too quickly to establish their own tablet, like Hewlett Packard ( HP ) and Research in Motion ( RIMM ). By contrast, the Texas  company has observed and is preparing to release "Streak" later this year, chief commercial officer Steve Felice told the news source at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

"We have been taking our time," Felice told the news source, noting other failed efforts apart from the iPad of Apple ( AAPL ) indicates Dell's patience has been worthwhile. "You will see us enter this market in a bigger way toward the end of the year. So we are not really de-emphasizing it, we are really being very careful how we enter it.

He did not state which operating system Dell intends to implement in the Streak, but noted both Windows 8 of Microsoft ( MSFT ) and Android by Google ( GOOG ) are in play.

Apple is likely to begin selling the next version of its tablet, the iPad 3, in March, according to Bloomberg.

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