The unfortunately-named Dell “Streak” will go on sale in the UK next week, with a US release to follow later this summer. The 5-inch Android tablet hovers in a netherworld between larger-screen smartphones and high-resolution tablets. It’s capable of conventional phone calls and 3G data access via O2’s network.
The full list of features includes a 5-inch 800×480 capacitive multitouch display, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi/3G/Bluetooth, and 2GB of storage expandable via SD cards.
The Streak runs Android 2.1 and will be upgradeable to Android 2.2–which means Flash 10.1 support—later in the year. Pricing hasn’t quite been announced yet, but I’d guess that it may be the sole factor in deciding whether this thing sells or not.
Considering that a device like Sprint’s EVO 4G, for instance, has similar hardware specs, will cost $199, and features only a slightly smaller 4.3-inch screen, the Streak’s either going to need to have a low unlocked price and/or a really low subsidized price to compete with the impending crop of super smartphones.
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