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Dell To Expand Android Tablets With Detachable Keyboard

San Francisco — Dell will expand its selection of Android-based tablets with detachable keyboards with May availability of the 10.5-inch Venue 10 7000 with OLED display.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet will start at $499, or $629 with optional magnetically attached backlit keyboard. The tablet will be available on in the U.S., Canada and China.

The Venue 10 7000 features a barrel edge to make it easier to hold and carry. When slotted into the magnetically attached keyboard, the tablet can be used in five different configurations: tablet, slate, stand, tent or clamshell.

The device has a 10.5-inch OLED 2,560 by 1,600 screen, quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, and Intel’s RealSense snapshot depth camera, which takes a depth map for captured pictures.

It will feature the Android for Work platform, making it possible to separate business data from personal data and encrypt corporate data so it’s not accessible to personal applications. Corporate data and apps can be provisioned and controlled by IT departments, which can also remotely wipe corporate data but not access personal data.

Dell also plans to add Office for Android on the Venue 8 7000 tablet this summer.

Pricing of different Venue 10 7000 configurations and complete specs were not released.

The Venue 10 7000 will join the Venue 10 5000, unveiled in February and now shipping with mechanically detachable keyboard, which also delivers five-position use. Also with Android 5.0, the Venue 10 5000 features a 10.1-inch 1280 by 800 LCD display, quad-core processor and 2GB RAM. It comes in a 16GB version at $299, a $349 16GB version with detachable keyboard, a $32GB $349 version with 10.1-inch 1920 by 1200 FullHD display, and a $399 version that adds the keyboard. The Venue 10 5000 is one of the first tablets to be certified with Google Play for Education.

Dell also offers Windows tablets with detachable keyboards.