Dell Streak 7 slate hits UK shelves at £299

Darren Allan

April 14, 2011

The Dell Streak 7, an Android powered 7 inch tablet, has now gone on sale in the UK.

The original 5 inch Streak is arguably a mini-tablet itself, a sort of hybrid between a smartphone and slate.

But the Streak 7 moves into full tablet territory, albeit the 7 inch arena which Steve Jobs scoffed at as still not offering a “true” 10 inch tablet experience (like the iPad).

The Streak’s gorilla glass display boasts a resolution of 800 x 400, and comes with twin cameras, a 5 megapixel snapper with flash and autofocus, and a 1.3 megapixel front-facer for video chin-wagging.

16GB of memory is on board, with the capability of expansion by 32GB via SD card, and the engine is a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 chip. It’s wi-fi only, which keeps the price down to a palatable £299, level with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Acer Iconia Tab A100. A 3G variant is planned, however, no doubt at around £399.

It’s a little disappointing that Froyo (Android 2.2) is on board the Streak, but Dell is promising an upgrade over the air – we should hope so too. Whether that will be to Honeycomb is unclear at the moment.


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