UPDATED (3rd December 2015, 0800GMT): Dell has informed Fudzilla that the Venue 8 7000 will launch at CES 2015.
Seeing Jim Parsons' commercial thatmade us realise that the thinnest tablet that was showcased at the IDF 2014 never shipped. Jim, aka Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory, does hold one of these tablets in his hands.
We saw a Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Android tablet presented by Michael Dell himself on the 9th of September and until this day, we haven’t seen it hitting etail /retail. Dell dedicated a webpage and listed most of the interesting details about this tablet, which has yet to materialise.
The Dell Venue 8 7000 is an 8.4-inch tablet with an amazing 2560x1600 OLED Infinity Edge-to-Edge Display and it is just 6 mm thick. Another feature that makes it stand in the bushel of Android tablets is the Intel's RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera that can measure a depth in the picture and enable an alternative ways of computer interaction. It looked quite good at the Intel IDF 2014 Keynote, but unfortunately this particular tablet has failed to materialise.
The tablet was supposed to ship in November, but we haven't heard anything that would point to a retail availability. It has already missed most of the important shopping events and has only weeks before the Christmas shopping frenzy is over.
Dell is shipping the Venue 8 3000 with a 1920x1080 panel sans RealSense camera for $199, but this one is not the bezel-free, nor the thinnest tablet in the world, but it comes with an Intel Dual-Core Atom processor Z3480 that works up to 2.1GHz. Let's hope that the Dell Venue 8 7000 comes soon.