dell venue 8 7000

Intel and Dell teamed up today to reveal plans for a tablet they described as being the "world's thinnest" for a launch sometime this holiday season. The Android-based Dell Venue 8 7000 will be just 6 mm thick.

The 8-inch tablet was revealed as part of the annual Intel Developer Forum. Besides its thin case, the Venue 8 7000 will also have some photo hardware and software inside called Intel RealSense. The company stated:

Intel RealSense snapshot is an enhanced photography solution that creates a high-definition depth map to enable measurement, refocus and selective filters with a touch of a finger. It will introduce new capabilities and new ways of using the tablet, opening up a new creative horizon for developers to come up with apps that change how consumers engage with their photos.

Pricing and other details about the Dell Venue 8 7000 have not yet been revealed.

In related news, Intel stated it has started the Intel Reference Design for Android program, which in theory will allow tablet OEMs to release new models quicker. The company said, "Intel will help scale the deployment process of Android for tablet manufacturers by providing the software engineering work, streamlined access to Google Mobile Services, as well as support for updates and upgrades to future Android releases."

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Source: Intel