Back in February we reported on a leaked roadmap for Dell’s smartphone and tablet strategy for 2011 and one of the most interesting devices due for release was the Peju tablet.
Now, new details have emerged along with a release date of October for the 10.1in Windows tablet. While it was initially slated for a Q1 2012 release, the rather niche website, Dell Peju Insider, has gotten its mitts on a load of internal documents which claim that the tablet will ship before the end of 2011. And if that’s not enough, it also claims that the Peju will ship with a Core i5 processor and support Windows 8 - whenever the OS should make an appearance. While this all sounds very nice, we have to admit that it sounds rather too good to be true.
Other specs uncovered through the internal documents include the presence of a proprietary docking station, similar to the one we’ve seen with HP’s TouchPad. The Peju will come with a 10.1in Gorilla Glass display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It will come with 4GB of RAM and either a 64GB or 128GB SSD. The Peju will also have you well covered with three USB ports, a HDMI port, mini-VGA port, microSD and SIM card slots. In terms of connectivity the Peju will support Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth and 3G as well as 4G.
There is a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera as well as a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. It will measure 275 x 170 x 16mm and will weigh 860g – which is quite a lot bulkier than most high-end tablets. The tablet will also ship with an N-trig stylus. It looks like it will be finished in a protective rubber casing with an aluminium inlay on the rear – possibly in an attempt to give the Peju a more premium feel.
We’ll have to wait and see how accurate these specs are, but if they are all true then this could be the first Windows 8 tablet we will see.