CES 2011: Dell Unveils Streak 7 Android Tablet, Teases Streak 10
Dell added another tablet to its product line at the Consumer Electronics Show on Thursday, unveiling the Dell Streak 7 Android tablet.
Dell previously launched the Streak , a 5-inch Android tablet, to lukewarm reviews. The Streak 7 is basically the same thing, but in a 7-inch body. The extra screen real estate makes it easier to navigate and apparently is made of ultra-tough Gorilla Glass.
However, the Streak 7 is supposed to be more powerful than its smaller sibling because it uses the dual-core Tegra 2 processor running at 1GHz. The rest of the specs sound familiar: 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera (video chat capable), rear-facing camera, Android 2.2, SD card slot and 16GB of storage.
The Dell Streak 7 is already destined for the T-Mobile network. It's being labeled as a 4G tablet, although T-Mobile's HSPA+ network is technically 3.5G at best.
T-Mobile retail stores and Dell outlets are supposed to have the Streak 7 available "in the coming weeks," potentially making it the CES 2011 tablet that will actually make it to market first. However, neither T-Mobile nor Dell have mentioned pricing for this tablet.
A 7-inch version of the original Streak has been rumored for quite some time , but some readers may also remember rumors about a 10-inch Streak . In order to stoke the fire, Dell brought out the Streak 10 as well, but only for a few seconds. The Streak 10 seems to take more design influence from the iPad than the other Streak tablets. Dell said the Streak 10 they showed was a non-functioning stage unit, and the real thing wouldn't be ready until next year (which seems a little late to enter the 10-inch tablet party... ).