Dell Streak Tablet Phone Officially Unveiled, Will Run Android OS 2.2

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Dell has been giving the world sneak peeks for months, but today is the official announcement of the Dell Streak, a highly-anticipated tablet phone running Google’s Android OS.

The Streak will be well supplied with high-end features, starting with its 5-inch, WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) capacitive touchscreen.

Dell Streak Tablet Phone with Google Android OSIt is going to run Google’s mobile operating system on a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The device is going to debut with Android OS 1.6, but an upgrade to Android OS 2.2 is coming.

On top of Google’s standard user interface will be one that Dell has developed.

Packed with Features
Dell’s mini-tablet will sport voice and 3G cellular-wireless access, and will also include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. plus a GPS receiver.

It will come with 16 GB of storage in the form of a removable microSD memory card. Users will have the option of switching this out for a 32 GB card.

The Streak is going to include a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera on its back, and a front-facing one for video conferencing. In addition, it will include a 3.5-mm headphone jack.

The tablet is going to be bundled with a suite of entertainment, communications and productivity software, as well as an Adobe Flash 10.1 player and a video chat app. The Android OS comes with a highly-capable web browser, email software, turn-by-turn navigation app, and much more.

Dell Streak Tablet Phone with Google Android OSOverall, this device is going to be 6 inches x 3.1 inches x 0.4 inches (153 mm x 79 mm x 10 mm).

The Dell Streak — previously known as the Mini 5 — is going to be released first by the European carrier O2, which will launch it early next month.

Michael Dell, the CEO of his eponymous company, says that AT&T is going to introduce this tablet phone this summer, but did not say exactly when or what its price will be. There have been unconfirmed reports that T-Mobile USA is also going to offer the model.

Video Preview
Dell has prepared a video in which Kevin Andrew from the Dell Streak development team demonstrates many of the features of this mobile computer:


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