The Dell Mini 5 Tablet with Android

Posted on 09 January 2010, Last updated on 09 January 2010 by

The 5-inch tablet was shown today at CES 2010 in Dell’s suite at the Palm’s hotel in Las Vegas and given an official name.  The Dell Mini 5.  It will be part of the Dell Mini line of Netbook offerings included with the Dell Mini 3 and other Mini devices.  No launch date was given and very few technical specifications are known at this time, but the device will be available in several colors including Red, Black, and Pink.  It will also have a SIM slot for use outside wireless range.  According to Pocket-lint, the device was running Android 1.6, but it remains to be seen which version of the popular cell phone OS will be included when the device ships.  There are some great pictures over at Pocket-lint of the device at CES 2010, so head on over and check them out.

The Dell Mini 5

The Dell Mini 5

4 Comments For This Post

  1. Eddy says:

    Yes, it is a verry nice device. But I have a question. Why is choosen for open source as OS? Is than asking for problems? Is Windows 7 not more balanced than open source? I just have the idea that open source is nice for gadget-lovers and not for common users.

  2. rpcutts says:


    I’d be very surprised is Windows7 would run on this spec hardware.

    And if this shipped with it I’d be very disappointed. Makes a great device into a virus box.

  3. midtoad says:

    @eddy, Windows7 is overkill (too powerful and resource-hungry) for small tablets. If you’re not running Microsoft Office, why do you need Windows at all? Just a browser and a few apps. Personally I’ll be very happy with a Dell Mini 5 running Android.

  4. infilite says:

    does dell mini 5 “SIM” slot works under GSM or CDMA technology

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