News in Short: Feeling competitive heat, Dell announces tablet launch; Skype and Facebook to collab?

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Feeling competitive heat, Dell announces tablet launch

Dell Inc. will launch a 7-inch tablet within a month or two and a 10-inch tablet within a year, officials confirm.

Dell may be rushing as it feels the heat from RIM’s Blackberry Playbook and a likely upgraded version of the iPad forthcoming. But Dell will be the only one to offer both a small and large tablet thus far.

Skype and Facebook to collab?

Rumour has it that Facebook and Skype are working on a deal, which would integrate Facebook Connect with Skype accounts. AllThingsD is the news breaker, citing sources familiar with the situation.

Apparently, once you connect Skype to Facebook, you’ll be able to chat, call, or SMS your Facebook friends directly from Skype. You may also possibly be able to log into Skype via your Facebook login information.

It’s expected that this integration will occur in Skype 5.0, a new version going out of beta in a couple of weeks.

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