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Dell reveals Streak tablet specs, launch plans

By Jos
May 25, 2010
  1. After a press conference revealing few details at CES in January, and months of teasing through sporadic leaks to gadget blogs, Dell has officially announced launch plans and specs for its upcoming Android-based 'tablet' device. Formerly known as the Mini 5, the Dell Streak could very well be classified as a handheld with its 5-inch display. It has an ARM-based Snapdragon chipset and 1GHz processor, 2GB of storage (expandable to 32GB with a MicroSD card), a 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing camera, removable battery, and Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth connectivity.

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  2. It looks and sounds great. It is already better than the iPad. Now, will the browser be the same as the on that's integrated with Android? I figured as much, but maybe they decided to implement a third-party one? Like Fennec or Opera? Regardless, I need to see the performance of Android 2.2 on this little guy.

    If its less than 200, I'll buy it.
     
  3. what the he said ^
     
  4. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    From what I've read, the device may be $700+. The hardware is standard smartphone, and for some reference, the N900 comes with 32 GB storage stock and has a sliding keyboard. The Nokia X6 also has 32 gigs and I can get that for sub 300. I have no Idea what dell is aiming for with this device and it's pricing.
     
  5. The device will not cost 700; that, I can assure you...
     
  6. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    Interesting, though i think the idea of that new Dell smartphone appealed more to me. If its just a big phone then count me out of the whole tablet series.
     
  7. It misses the point a bit doesn't it?
    Too big to comfortably fit in a pocket, so not a smart phone replacement.
    Too small to watch a video on.

    I think they're going to have to up their game on this front.
     
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,604   +110

    Have to agree with Hamsteyr. Whats the point of it?
    I'll stick wtih my HTC Touch HD when I don't have a laptop with me. Smaller screen but same functionality.
     
  9. jakeshjo1953

    jakeshjo1953 TS Member Posts: 26

    If you can assure so much how come you call name isn't posted? Are you part of Dell?
     
  10. I have a big problem with it only being 5" if that is true I don't see myself getting it. As well having 2gb is kinda of sad but I don't think much more is required then that I just like knowing it has more. However if it's 7" and a good price I will definitely consider this over an iPad. I still wonder whats the difference between it and just a 3.5" android phone.
     
  11. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Posts: 547

    as the guy before me said, 5 inch is a big problem...its not going to fit in ur pocket and its not worth carrying around in ur hands....and the device does not have any identity, is it a phone, tablet... what is it?
     
     
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