Dell has joined the tablet PC race by announcing, that it will release its new tablet PC, called Dell Streak (previously known as Mini 5) running on a Android 2.1 Operating System (OS) in late 2010.
With the introduction of stylish gadget like iPad, HP slate, WePad and iPhone, various manufactures such as Dell have planned to launch their own gadgets.
The Dell streak is designed as multi functional tablet with Amazon as its content provider. This means that Dell Streak will also features Mp3, kindle reader application and video streaming. Like Dell notebooks, the Dell streak will come in different colors, two multi colored designs called Sea Sky and Kaleidoscope. This tablet has a 5-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen display, 30 pin docking connector on the bottom edge, three touch-sensitive buttons on right side, 5 megapixel camera and a VGA camera for video chat.
The Dell Android tablet has a 5-inch, 800*480 capacitive touch screen display, supporting multi-touch gestures. The Dell Streak will also have 3G broadband, Bluetooth, WI-Fi connectivity, micro SDHC slot for storage and 1500mAh battery for solid battery life. In addition, the Streak will come with a standard suite of application like G-mail.
There are also some rumors about its processor; that the streak will have an Atom Processor instead of ARM chips, which are mostly used with Android device.
Dell Streak specifications are:
• Operating system-Android 2.1
• 800*480 screen resolution
• 1000 MHZ CPU
• 5” screen size
• 2 Micro SD slots
• 3 axis accelerometer
• 5 Megapixel cameras with video LED
• Front facing camera
• Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
• Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
• 405 MB DRAM
• 1530mAh capacity Li-ion Battery
• 3.5mm audio/headset jack
• AAC,MP3,WAV and WMA audio support
• Available colors: black, green, red, purple, silver, pink ,blue
Pricing & Availability
Though Dell has released the specifications for the mini 5, there still is no information available for the 7 and 10 inches models with regard to their price and shipping dates. However, according to rumors in the media, the Dell streak might release in late 2010.