Dell Officially Reveals 5" Slate Tablet/Smartphone In UK

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News Posted: Tue, May 25 2010 8:20 AM
Dell has made little to no effort to keep their "Streak" Tablet a secret, but when everyone else is doing a tablet, we sort of understand the need to make it public knowledge. After months and months of leaks and rumors, Dell is finally putting all of that conjecture behind them and getting official with the 5" Streak, which is set to launch early next month in the UK exclusively on O2.

Pricing plans for the device haven't been made public, but one thing that's certainly unique about the Streak compared to other tablets is this unit's ability to act as a mobile phone. It will almost certainly be the largest "phone" you've ever seen beside someone's head, but with a 5" display, it will also be one of the best for surfing the Web, playing back videos and handling e-mail.


The device is based on Android, and it will have a 1GHz Qualcomm Snagdragon processor, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G WWAN, access to the Android Market and Flash 10.1 support in the future thanks to an impending Android 2.2 update. There's also integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, a full WVGA capacitive multi-touch display, 5MP camera, 2GB of internal memory and a MicroSD expansion slot.

Now, if only Dell would announce this unit for the rest of the world...

 Dell Streak Tablet Entices People to Watch, Surf, Connect, Listen, and Play on 5” of Power and Portability

    * Streak to Launch Early June in the UK Exclusively on O2
    * Available at O2 Stores, O2.co.uk, The Carphone Warehouse and Later Next Month at Dell.co.uk
    * U.S. Availability to Arrive Later This Summer

BRACKNELL, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Dell released plans for Streak, a 5-inch Android™-based Tablet designed to provide people the best “on-the-go” entertainment, social connection, and navigation experience. Early this June the Dell Streak will be available across the UK at O2 stores, O2.co.uk, The Carphone Warehouse, and later in the month at Dell.co.uk. Pricing and data plans for the UK will be announced by O2 ahead of availability. Later this summer, Dell plans to make Streak available in the U.S.

    “The Dell Streak hits the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tablets”

The Dell Streak is a compact and powerful companion for people who want to expand their ability to access their digital lives on the go, and realize tomorrow’s technology today. The spacious 5-inch screen is ideal for experiencing thousands of Android Market™ widgets, games and applications, all without squinting or compromising portability. Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and available 3G connectivity brings easy access for downloading and listening to music, updating social networking status in real-time, and staying connected to friends and family through e-mail, text, IM, and voice calls.

On-the-go students, mobile professionals, and active families will find Streak’s web-browsing capabilities as natural as a laptop. The 5-inch screen is large enough to present Web pages in their natural form, create a comfortable viewing experience, and make turn-by-turn navigation simple and safe. The Dell Streak leverages Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ solution with integrated 1GHz processor to combine basic functionality, performance, and benefits of a laptop in a pocket friendly size.

“The Dell Streak hits the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tablets,” said Ron Garriques, president, Dell Communication Solutions Group. “Its unique size provides people new ways to enjoy, connect, and navigate their lives.”

The Dell Streak was designed with the future in mind and will support over-the-air updates including platform upgrades, Adobe Flash 10.1 on Android™ 2.2 later this year, video chat applications and other software innovations.

Dell is a member of the Open Handset Alliance™ (OHA), a group of technology and mobile companies working together to accelerate innovation in mobility. Together, the OHA created Android, the first complete, open, and free mobile platform to provide people a richer, less expensive, and better mobile experience.

Key Features:

    * Integrated Google Maps™ with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views
    * A full screen browsing experience with a 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA display
    * Easily integrated social media apps: Twitter™, Facebook, YouTube
    * High resolution 5 MP camera, VGA front facing camera, removable battery, built-in Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity options
    * 2GB* of internal dedicated storage provides plenty of space to access and download Google Android Market’s many options
    * Packaged with cushions made from 100 percent sustainable, compostable bamboo

Specifications:

    * Android platform complete with Android Market and Dell user interface enhancements
    * ARM-based Processor: Qualcomm’s powerful and efficient Snapdragon chipset and software platform with integrated 1GHz processor
    * 3G + WiFi + Bluetooth
    * UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of up to HSDPA 7.2 Mbps* / HSDPA
    * 5 MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash. Easy point, shoot, and uploads to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and more
    * User accessible Micro SD expandable memory available up to 32 GB*. Store up to 42 movies* or 32,000 photos*, or 16,000 songs* with 32GB* Micro SD
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Xylem replied on Wed, May 26 2010 6:27 AM

This is one piece of amazing tech. I think this should sell really really well, considering the reception for Motorola DROID.

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JulyT replied on Thu, May 27 2010 3:01 AM

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The features and apps of this Streak are truly great, but the question is would it be a replacement for iPad? The reason why it is a combination is because the screen is slightly bigger than a cellular phone, but allows things like internet pages inside their initial form. Obviously the device is much smaller than a table, it is multifunctional, with a web cam in front also. Dell is going to be issuing this phone first in Europe and then partnering with AT&T to release the phone in America. Dell is known for their less costly products that usually function as well as other similar ones, but sometimes their quality does falter due to the cheaper units, so we will need to wait until its release to see how this phone does.

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