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Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet Hands-On Preview
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Date: Feb 04, 2011
Section:Mobile
Author: Dave Altavilla
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Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet Hands-On Preview
Dell's Streak 7 tablet is the highly anticipated big brother of Dell's 5-inch tablet, the Streak 5 that came out in September of 2010.  The larger Streak 7 goes up against stiff competition with the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Tab,  though the Streak 7 is retailing slightly lower in the $449 price range without a contract and through T-Mobile on contract for a very competitive $199.99.  Regardless, the Streak 7 offers some pluses over the Galaxy Tab, like its 5MP rear-facing camera, but also comes up short in other areas such as its lower resolution display, with an 800x480 native resolution versus the Galaxy Tab's 1024x600 display. 

The Dell Streak 7 also has NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor under its hood for a rather snappy Android 2.2 experience while we wait hopefully on Dell's migration to Honeycomb.  We're planning on putting together a full, detailed review for you in the days ahead but thought you'd enjoy this early sneak peek of the new Dell Streak 7.





In early benchmark testing, the Streak 7 is looking pretty strong.  Not shown here is the Galaxy Tab which comes in neck-and-neck with the Streak 7 in Neocore, at around 54 FPS. Overall fillrate is slightly higher in An3Dbench for the Galaxy Tab, however, again in very early testing. 

Dell Streak 7 Tablet
Specifications & Features
Operating System   
    * Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) with Over the Air Upgrade Capability

Processor
    * nVidia Tegra T20 – Dual Core @ 1 GHz

Bands
    * T-Mobile: HSPA + @ 2100/1900/AWS/850

Display
    * 7” WVGA 800x480 Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen with Corning Gorilla Glass

Camera
    * Front: 1.3MP Fixed Focus
      Rear: 5MP Auto Focus with Flash

Storage
    * 16GB of Internal Storage with support for up to 32GB additional storage using the user accessible SD, MMC, SDHC memory card slot

Connectivity

    * Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
    *  Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Dimensions
    * 199.9 x 119.8 x 12.4 mm

Advertised System Weight
    * 450 g

Primary Battery
    * 2780 mAh

And surprisingly, in our suburban area T-Mobile's 4G network was offering 4 - 5 bars of signal strength, with relatively impressive throughput.  Stick around as we'll get into great detail with the Dell Streak 7 in the coming weeks!


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