Been waiting to get your hands on Dell’s 5 inch Android tablet? The wait is almost over… if you happen to live in the UK. We already knew the Dell Streak was due out in the UK in June. Now wireless carrier 02 UK has announced that they’ll start shipping the Dell Streak on June 4th.
The handheld tablet features a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 5 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display. It will run Google Android 1.6 with a custom user interface designed by Dell at launch, although the company plans to offer an Android 2.2 Froyo update later this year.
The Dell Streak actually has a lot more in common with a smartphone than it does with larger tablets like the iPad. It features Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity as well as GPS. And unlike most tablets, you can actually make phone calls on the Dell Streak. In fact, you could probably get away with replacing your phone with the tablet if you don’t mind holding a 5 inch device up to your ear to talk — or using a Bluetooth headset.
The O2 web site also provides some detailed specs including the weight, dimensions, and supported media formats. Those would be 0.49 pounds, 6″ x 3.1″ X 0.4″ and H.263/H.264, 3GP, MPEG4, and WMV, by the way.