Dell reveals Streak tablet specs, launch plans

By on May 25, 2010, 1:15 PM
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.

At launch, the Streak will be running Android 1.6 (Donut), but it will receive an upgrade to the new Flash-capable Android 2.2 (Froyo) later this year. Dell's tablet offers support for voice and video calls, boast integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, and will come bundled with a number of social apps like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Pricing remains a mystery for now. The company said the Dell Streak will go on sale in the U.K. early next month through O2, and in the U.S. later this summer -- no 3G service partner was mentioned for this side of the Atlantic.

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Guest said:

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.

Guest said:

what the he said ^

Regenweald said:

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.

Guest said:

The device will not cost 700; that, I can assure you...

HaMsTeYr HaMsTeYr said:

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.

Guest said:

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.

Arris Arris said:

hamsteyr said:

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.

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.

jakeshjo1953 said:

If you can assure so much how come you call name isn't posted? Are you part of Dell?

Guest said:

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.

Punkid said:

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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