Dell have officially released a 5 inch Android based tablet, called the Streak, which is designed to provide the best ‘on-the-go’ entertainment, social connection and navigation experience for users. This device is ideal if you like to keep up to speed with your digital life whilst out on the go, and the 5 inch display is the perfect size for viewing and using Android apps yet is does not cut out the portability of the device.
3G connectivity is available along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth which allows for users to have easy access when downloading applications, updating your status, listening to music and generally keeping in contact with friends and family through a variety of different media channels.
The Web browser feels just as natural as using the internet on any standard laptop. This will be good news for students and business professionals who are constantly on-the-go and are in need of a compact yet portable style device; web pages can be viewed as they are seen on a laptop and other apps can be enjoyed at ease.
The Dell Streak uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon solution with integrated 1GHz processor to combine basic functionality, performance, and benefits of a laptop in a pocket friendly size.
“The Dell Streak hits the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tablets,” said Ron Garriques, president, Dell Communication Solutions Group. “Its unique size provides people new ways to enjoy, connect, and navigate their lives.”
Paul-Henri Ferrand, Dell’s Chief Marketing Officer, stated ‘We’ve noticed over the past 24 months that the number of smartphones with bigger screens has increased notably. Back in 2007, the iPhone was one of a few devices with a 3.5-inch display’. Source.
This device will support over-the-air updates including platform upgrades, Adobe Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 later this year, video chat applications and other software innovations.
Some of the key features that will be present on the Streak include integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation and Street and Satellite view, easily integrated to social network sites including Facebook and Twitter, a 5 MP camera, VGA front facing camera, removable battery, built-in Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity options, and also 2GB of internal memory which provides you with plenty of room to take full advantage of the apps from the Android Market.