Dell announces XPS 10 Windows RT tablet

Dell has used the German trade show IFA to announce that its first foray into the world of Windows RT tablets will be called the XPS 10.

The tablet will feature a detachable keyboard, as seems to be the trend with these Windows 8-based tablets after Microsoft announced its Surface would have several detachable typing options. Interestingly, we hear this one is backlit, which could make for a much better experience. 

To make use of that keyboard, you'll also have Microsoft Office - which is standard on Windows RT devices - and a microSD slot along with a micro-USB connection for your choice of peripherals. The screen will also be "HD", although as yet we don't know if that's 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080. 

The XPS 10 will, according to Dell, have 20 hours battery life, which sounds monstrous to us and beats the iPad, and pretty much every Android tablet by a full 10 hours. 

We'll have a hands-on with the XPS 10 later today, so keep your finger on the refresh button.