There was a mild ripple of excitement yesterday when Engadget posted some pictures of an odd-looking and previously unseen tablet from Dell.
The tablet in question features a 7in display, and – more interestingly – a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. As if that wasn’t unorthodox enough, the keyboard has a split design with a big fat Dell logo in the middle.
There’s also a rear camera on the back, but otherwise details are scarce. In any case, the specs are moot, as the tablet will never see the light of day. Huh?
It transpires that the pictures were taken by Tweakers earlier this week when they visited the Dell labs. The concept is apparently some three to four years old, and eventually evolved into the Dell Inspiron Duo.
Ah well, we enjoyed the excitement while it lasted. Goodbye, strange tablet. We hardly knew ye.