Dell is finally launching the Dell Streak 5 Android tablet in June, after showing the 5 inch tablet off for months. It will be available in the UK at first, with a wider European launch to follow. The Streak won’t hit the US until later this summer.
Dell describes the Streak as something between a smartphone and a tablet. It runs the same Google Android operating system as a smartphone, but it has a larger 5 inch display. Honestly, looking at the specs, the Dell Streak basically is just a smartphone with a large display. The rest of the specs look a lot like a state of the art smartphone like the Google Nexus One or HTC Evo:
- Display: 5 inch, capacitive multiotuch 800 x 480 pixel screen
- CPU: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
- Storage: 2GB of built in storage plus a micro SDHC card slot for up to 32GB more
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g WiFi, Bleutooth 2.1, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, GPRS, EDGE
- Camera: 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash + a VGA front-facing camera (video chat functionality not yet available)
- Battery: 1530mAh
Right now it looks like the Dell Streak will ship with Google Android 1.6, but an Android 2.2 update with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 is expected later this year.
Unlike most tablets, the Dell Streak can make phone calls. It also has full access to the Android Market, which means users can download and install tens of thousands of third party apps.
I still haven’t seen an official price tag for the Streak, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the price will vary from region to region.
You can check out a video overview of the Streak after the break.