Rumor: Dell Mini 5 to Take on iPad With Amazon and Kindle Integration?
By Chris Brandrick
Dell’s upcoming Mini 5, which was first shown publicly at this years CES, will be made available in a range of colors and will also feature integration with a host of Amazon services, according to a recently leaked internal document.
The leaked information, which was originally posted on Engadget, details that the Android-powered tablet may be available in a number of “premium finishes.” The document also mentions thatthe Mini 5 will be available in a range of colors and designs.
Beyond the personalization options, the first leaked page sadly didn’t offer any other new information about Dell’s upcoming tablet , simply listing its features, such as the front-facing video camera, dock connector, and capacitive touch-screen. However, a second leaked page offers some more interesting tidbits that were previously unknown.
The second page details a content partnership that Dell may be entering with Amazon. The document states that the Mini 5 will integrate with Amazon’s Kindle, MP3 and Video services, and will include a Kindle reader app
Could this partnership with Amazon be seen as a move to compete with the upcoming iPad? Apple’s tablet has the iTunes and iBooks Stores, so supporting Amazon’s services could help Dell bring something similar to the table.