Dell's 10-Inch Business Tablet to Debut in May

SAN FRANCISCO — Dell Inc. on Tuesday rolled out a tablet device for business users that runs Microsoft's Windows software.

The computer maker already has launched tablets that run on Google's Android mobile software, but Dell says more commercial customers are looking for the familiarity of the Windows environment for mobile devices and want to run their legacy programs.

Details are scarce, but the the keyboard-less 10-inch Windows 7 Business Tablet, which runs on an Intel processor, should be available by May. It includes security features such as an integrated fingerprint reader.

The tablet was among 39 new products unveiled at the Dell Means Business event on Tuesday.

Dell's recent entry into tablets and smartphones is part of its overall strategy to diversify its business, which historically has been focused on personal computer sales.