Dell tablet computer to go on sale in Britain in June (w/ Video)

May 25, 2010

US computer giant Dell said Tuesday it will begin selling a tablet computer in Britain in June called the "Streak" which is powered by Google's Android operating system.

With a five-inch (12.5-centimeter) screen, the Streak is smaller than the Apple iPad, which goes on sale in Britain and eight other countries on Friday following its debut in the United States last month.

"The Dell Streak hits the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tablets," Ron Garriques, the president of Dell Communication Solutions Group, said in a statement.

"Its unique size provides people new ways to enjoy, connect, and navigate their lives," Garriques said.

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Dell demonstrates the Dell Streak (Mini 5) Android Tablet to be released for O2 UK in June. It'll be released in the U.S. later this summer. The Dell Streak will be upgradeable to Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1.

Apple's iPad has a 9.7-inch (24.6-centimeter) color screen. The California maker of the Macintosh computer, and iPod sold over one million of the devices in the first month of availability.

Dell said the Streak will be available in the United States later in the summer.

It did not announce prices for the device, which connects to the Internet through Wi-Fi or 3G cellular networks.

The Texas-based Dell said the Streak gives users "'on-the-go' entertainment, social connection, and navigation experience" and is "ideal for experiencing thousands of Market , games and applications."

The Streak features a multi-touch display, a high-resolution five megapixel camera and two gigabytes of dedicated storage, Dell said. Unlike the iPad, it can run Adobe's popular Flash software.

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dirk_bruere
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jtdrexel
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..."ideal for experiencing thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications"... What OS does it run? I assumed it was windows. It can run android apps on windows OS? Or does it have an android OS? I'm confused...