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.
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.
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.
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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