The new Dell Streak tablet computer may ship with Android 2.2 OS. While only sporting a 5” screen, the Streak is made to compete with Apple’s iPad. Being only roughly half as big, I am not sure how Dell thinks it will compete with the iPad.
Dell Streak Competes with Apple’s iPad
Dell Streak is a full-function 3G phone. In addition to phone calling capabilities, it has options that include peripherals such as Bluetooth headsets, microSD memory cards, docks for homes or cars and cases. The Google based Android based OS gives the Streak the ability to sync with business messaging systems such as Microsoft Exchange and is another big plus.
Video calling is a snap with the Streak. With the dual cameras, one from the front and one from the back, it is easy to do video conferencing. The 5 megapixel camera not only captures photos, but records video, eliminating the need to carry multiple devices.
Will it steal away Apple’s thunder? Not likely. The iPad is 9 inches. For any real work, the 5 inch screen is too tiny. Yes, the Streak is bigger than my Droid X’s 4.3” screen, but still not big enough to really work efficiently on documents. Let’s see what else the market brings this fall.