The hot news from the Bracknell massive is that Dell is unleashing its seven-inch Wi-Fi only Android tablet, the Streak 7, on to the UK market, with the bijou tablet-ette sporting a fairly modest price tag of £299.
Your dosh buys you a compact, Tegra 2 dual-core-powered device, backed by a WVGA (800 x 480) display plus 16GB of RAM.
There’s a a 5 megapixel rear and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, with the whole shebang running Google’s Android 2.2 operating system with full Flash support.
Dell say that the Streak 7 is available right now from their website. Scroll down for the specs and press release waffle.
Android 2.2 (Froyo) with Over the Air Upgrade Capability
NVIDIA Tegra™ 2 mobile processor
7” (17.78cm) WVGA 800×480 Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen with Corning Gorilla Glass
Front: 1.3MP Fixed Focus
Rear: 5MP Auto Focus with Flash
H.263/H.264, 3GP, MPEG4, WMV
Audio and Speakers
MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, MIDI, WAV
Email, IM and Video Chat on all models
SMS & MMS on 3G models only
Full HTML WebKit browser, Adobe Flash 10.1 (Froyo)
16GB of Internal Storage with support for up to 32GB additional storage using the user accessible SD, MMC, SDHC memory card slot
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
199.9 x 119.8 x 12.4 mm
Advertised System Weight
Dell Stage 1.0, Onboard GPS, 16×9 Landscape Tablet with 30 pin Connector
Here’s their press release:
DELL UNVEILS STREAK 7 AS THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE
BRACKNELL, UK, 14 April 2011 –Dell’s new feature-rich seven-inch Android™ tablet, the Streak™ 7 is now available in the UK. The sleek compact form factor preloaded with Dell Stage, Dell’s unique user interface, makes Streak 7 the ultimate entertainment hub for families and consumers craving a rich multimedia and web experience both at home and on-the-go. With a wealth of features, Streak 7 adds to Dell’s rapidly expanding mobility portfolio, which also includes the acclaimed Streak 5 pocket tablet.
Portable, passable and easily shared, the Streak 7’s smooth, fast performance makes Web browsing, video streaming and game playing an enjoyable experience. Its brilliant seven-inch WVGA touch screen with Gorilla® Glass makes Streak 7 ideal for watching movies or reading books and magazines.
In addition to a rich entertainment experience, the Streak 7 easily captures and shares life moments with the rear-facing 5 megapixel camera for high-definition stills and video recording. With a Wi-Fi + 3G model of the Streak 7 coming later this spring, capturing spontaneous moments with family and friends will be even easier.
Featuring Google’s™ Android 2.2 operating system, a dual core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and full support for Adobe® Flash® Player, Streak 7 gives users access to more than 100,000 applications, games and widgets from Android Market™.
“Dell is continuing to create the very best in entertainment, mobile and gaming experiences,” said Aongus Hegarty, vice-president of Dell’s Consumer, Small and Medium Business unit for EMEA. “With Streak 7, families, students and mobile professionals will gather, share, and find new ways to interact and keep in touch.”
The new Streak 7 will feature Dell’s innovative Stage user interface, which provides a seamless and unified experience for accessing all your favourite content. Later this year, Dell will add syncing to Stage so people can keep their photos, contacts, calendars and other personal content synchronised across their Dell Stage-equipped devices, from tablets to PCs, connected through their home network.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING INFORMATION:
The new Dell Streak 7 Tablet with Wi-Fi is available now, starting at £299 including VAT and delivery at http://www.dell.co.uk/streak.