US computer major Dell has entered its own challenger in the tablet arena by combining the wishlists of smartphone and handheld touch PCs. Teaming up with Qualcomm for its Snapdragon processing technology and looking to Google's Android for the operating system, Dell has ended slightly shrinking the tablet from the size launched by Apple with the iPad and creating a 5 inch screen form factor that is closer to a phone than a notebook.
Have they got it right? We have to wait and seee how the Dell Streak does in the consumer market place. It was nationally launched this week, only days after the global unveiling.
“The Dell Streak hits the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tablets. People today want to carry their lives with them – they want to discover, capture and share content in real time. We see this as an opportunity to help people find the right technology that best fits their mobile lifestyle. The smartphone facility distinguishes Streak from other tablets as well as its multitasking capabilities and unique size which provide people new ways to enjoy, connect, and navigate their lives.” said Mahesh Bhalla, Executive Director & General Manager, Consumer, Dell India at the media unveiling.
Specifications : Qualcomm’s Snapdragon QSD825 chipset with integrated 1GHz processor ( The Streak, which is the world’s first Snapdragon-based pocket tablet); Android platform complete with Android Market and Dell user interface enhancements; 3G + WiFi + Bluetooth; HSUPA with up to 7.2 Mbps downlink and 5.76Mbps uplink speeds; 5 MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash. Easy point, shoot, and uploads to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and more; Micro SD expandable memory available up to 32 GB.
In a bundled offer, Tata DOCOMO subscribers will get 500 MB of data usage free every month for a period of six months on Tata DOCOMO Postpaid connections.
Priced at Rs. 34,990, Dell Streak will be available from October 15.
Oct 6 2010.