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25 May 2010, 13:34

Dell confirms Streak Android tablet coming to O2 UK in early June

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Zoom The Android-powered Dell Streak mobile Internet tablet.
Source: Dell
Initially previewed at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress (MWC), Dell has now officially confirmed that its Streak Android-based tablet, formerly known as the Mini 5 tablet, will be available in early June, exclusively from UK mobile phone carrier O2. Discussing the new device, O2 devices General Manager Steve Alder called it "a bold new class of product," adding that it's "something we wanted to bring to our customers first”.

The Dell internet tablet features a 5-inch capacitive, multi-touch, 800x480 (WVGA) display, 2GB of internal memory, a customised version of Google's open source Android mobile operating system and like Google's Nexus One phone, a 1 GHz Snapdragon ARM-based processor. The Streak includes the latest connectivity options, such as built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 2.1 and support for 7.2 Mbps 3G (HSDPA/HSUPA).

Other features include a 5 Megapixel auto-focus camera with dual LED flash, a front-facing VGA camera and a MicroSD slot that supports up to 32GB cards. Dell Communication Solutions Group president Ron Garriques says that Dell hopes that the Streak will hit "the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tablets".

More details about the Dell Streak, including an introductory video, can be found in a post on the Direct2Dell blog. The Streak tablet will be available on O2 from the Carphone Warehouse and on UK pricing and data plans are expected to be announced by O2 shortly before the device becomes available. According to Dell, the Streak will be available to US customers on GSM carrier AT&T "later this summer".

Dell is a member of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), a consortium of companies headed by Google that are involved in developing the Android mobile platform.

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