Dell Inc said on Tuesday it will partner China's top search engine Baidu Inc to develop tablet computers and mobile handsets.

We have a partnership with Baidu and you know we have the Streak 5 tablet, so the partnership will be in that space, said a Dell spokeswoman, adding that both firms were also cooperating on the mobile handset front.

Baidu declined to comment.

Baidu launched a mobile software platform last Friday that would be a prelude to an operating system.

(Reporting by Melanie Lee; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)