Dell’s Streak Smartphone-Tablet Sports a 5-inch Capacitive Display, 5 MP AF Camera with Dual LED Flash

Written By Sam on 5 October 2010
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For those eagerly waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Tab or the Apple iPad to hit the Indian shore, Dell has thrown in a huge distraction in the form of a smartphone-tablet device. Called Streak, the device was unveiled at a press event in Bangalore on Tuesday. It comes bundled with a Tata DoCoMo post-paid connection with 500MB free data usage for the first six months. Dell Streak will be launched with Android 1.6 but is expected to be upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo later this year.

The device flaunts a 5-inch capacitive multi-touch Gorilla glass screen offering an 800×480 pixel resolution. It screen is scratch-resistent and is understood to have been designed to offer high-quality images. The device would be available for pre-booking at the company’s exclusive stores, Tata DoCoMo Dive In Centers as well as authorized retailers. The basic specs look like this:

  • 5-inch capacitive multi-touch Gorilla glass WVGA (800×480) display
  • 512MB ROM and 512MB SDRAM
  • 2GB internal storage
  • 1GHz Snapdragon ARM-based mobile processor from Qualcomm
  • UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA
  • 5 MP auto focus camera with dual LED flash
  • VGA front-facing camera for video chatting
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Integrated 3G + Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + Bluetooth 2.1
  • Micro SD slot expandable up to 32GB
  • Intelligent facial proximity and ambient light sensors to save on battery.

The price? Rs. 34,990. It may seem kind of steep, considering the Galaxy Tab, with its 7-inch display, is likely to be available soon for Rs. 35,000-40,000. There are also others waiting to lay their hands on the Apple iPad. For the discerning Indian customer, with a stress on value-for-money, it will be interesting to see which one of these products eventually scores on the popularity charts. For, the market is just warming up.

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