Dell Streak tablet, or is it?

After the huge success of Apple’s Ipad, Dell just released the Streak an Android based tablet featuring a 5 inch screen. The Streak is actually between a phone and a tablet since it can make phone calls but is a bit too big to be considered as a phone.

It runs on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, with a 2GB internal memory plus a microSD card slot, 5 megapixel camera and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile 3G connectivity.
In the USA, the tablet sells for 299.99$ with a two-year plan from AT&T or for 599$ without a plan.
In the UK, the Streak is free when you sign up with O2 for a £35 per month contract, which includes 750mb of data, unlimited text messages and 600 minutes.
The Streak goes on pre-sale 12 August and will be in stores on 13 August.

The only edge the Streak may have over the Ipad is that you can actually make phone calls with it. However, with its 5 inch screen size, it looks a bit strange to hold such an imposing device on your ear to make a call. One definite drawback when compared to other Androids, is the old OS version Dell is releasing the Streak with, Android 1.6. This year old version of Android, should be replaced and updated Over the Air shortly in the fall according to Dell.

So is the Streak a tablet or a phone? Technically, it should be reported as a phone, a big phone.

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- Dell launches Android Streak tablet

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