Dell's Streak tablet to go on sale Aug. 12 in US

It will ship after delays

Dell Streak tablet

Dell Streak tablet

After delays, Dell will start to ship the highly anticipated Streak mobile Internet device to customers in the U.S. this week.

On Tuesday, Dell said it will begin shipping the product on Aug. 12 to select customers, and make it widely available on Friday.

The Streak -- described as a tablet by the company -- has a 5-inch screen and smartphone features for users to make calls. The device will be available through AT&T for a starting price of US$299.99 with a new two-year smartphone contract. The device is priced at $549.99 without a contract, and will also be available on Dell's website.

Dell first announced that it would ship the tablet in the U.S. starting in late July. However, the company delayed the shipment date without any explanation, leaving potential buyers unhappy. The tablet is already available in the U.K.

The company has described Streak as hitting the "sweet spot" between smartphones and tablets with larger screens. This 5-inch screen will provide a better multimedia viewing experience than traditional smartphones, the company said. Smartphones already come with screens in the 4-inch range. Motorola recently launched the Droid X, which sports a 4.3-inch display, and HTC announced the Evo 4G smartphone, which also includes a 4.3-inch screen.

The Streak comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, running at 1GHz, and Google's Android 1.6 OS. The OS will be upgraded over-the-air to Android 2.2 later this year, a company spokesman said.

It includes a 5-megapixel high-resolution digital camera, and Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity capabilities. The device offers 3G connectivity through HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) networks.

It also includes a Micro SD slot for expandable storage of up to 32GB. It will include 2GB of internal storage, and users will have access to the Google Android Market to download applications.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Dellconsumer electronicsDell Streaksmartphoneshardware systemsPhonestablet PCslaptops

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Agam Shah

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?