Dell’s Streak is finally official. We’ve seen leaks, official press pictures, specifications, pretty much everything there was to know about this device … except for an authentic press release from Dell announcing that this thing exists. Today we got said press release, and it’s got very few details:
- “Early this June the Dell Streak will be available across the UK at O2 stores, O2.co.uk, The Carphone Warehouse, and later in the month at Dell.co.uk. Pricing and data plans for the UK will be announced by O2 ahead of availability. Later this summer, Dell plans to make Streak available in the U.S.” — You’ve read that right, no pricing data as of right now.
- 5 inch screen (800 x 480 pixels), 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera, VGA front facing camera, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth.
- Adobe Flash 10.1 and Android 2.2 will be available on the Streak later this year.
No price, no concrete specs like dimensions and weight, just the same old, same old. How will people take to this device? It’s got a 5 inch screen, so fitting it in your pocket is going to be rather difficult, and at the same time it’s only 5 inches … so why not get something like an iPad, or wait for Chrome OS tablets that are 7 to 9 inches?
This whole tablet thing, I’ve never been very keen on it. One more toy around the house to charge, one more toy to buy, one more toy to prove to myself that I like toys. Sorry, don’t see the point.