Dell enters tablet market with Streak

On Tuesday, Dell officially entered into the tablet market with its 5-inch Android-based tablet, named Streak.

Streak now set to take on Apple's iPad(9.7 inch) will start selling in the U.K. on June 4 , and in the U.S. later this summer.

Key Features and info:

• 5" full touch-screen display, formerly known as the Mini 5
• capacitive multitouch display with a 800x480 pixel resolution display
• Powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon ARM-based processor from Qualcomm
• Full-screen web-browsing
• 5 Megapixel camera with autofocus with dual LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video chat functionality
• removable battery
• 3.5mm headphone jack
• Wi-Fi, 3G & Bluetooth enabled (will be exclusive to the O2 network in the U.K.)
• Built-in GPS
• a Micro SD slot offering up to 32GB

The device is expected to get the latest software to the platform, including Adobe Flash 10.1 and Android 2.2 "later this year, according to a well informed source. The Dell Streak runs a customized version of Google's Android mobile operating system, allowing multitouch gestures and adding Dell user interface enhancements. In addition, it also has access to the nearly 40,000 applications on the Android Marketplace, Microsoft Exchange connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps, and support for Google Voice.

According to Kevin Andrew, a member of the Dell Streak development team, the device could be used for consuming content on the go, including e-books, music and movies; plus as a phone. --------

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