According to the WSJ, engineers at Dell are working on a pocket device for ‘tapping into the internet’. The more interesting part is that this device is alleged to run Google’s Android and measure up a little larger than an iPod touch. What’s more, the device may become available as early as later this year, as opposed to a 2010 launch that would probably be expected. With that said, rumour has it that the device could die an earth death in Dell’s labs before making it out onto shop floors.
If Dell do go ahead with this device, it is possible that we will see an ARM Holdings chip inside, but little else is known about the hardware design of the device. There has been wide speculation that Dell have also been hard at work developing an Android based smartphone due for release later this year. Regardless of whether this internet ‘tapping’ device makes it out to the real world, it’s looking like a great year for Android.