Dell, a big name for electronic consumers is releasing soon the first tablet phone ever made. The device called Streak is an Android based device with a 5-inches screen, 1Ghz processor and full connectivity options.
The big screen display is a TFT LCD one with multi-touch option and 800 x 480 WVGA resolution. Streak dimensions are quite big for a phone and maybe that’s why it is called the “tablet phone”. It measures 152.9 mm with 79.1 mm wide and has 220 grams and could become one of the heaviest modern phone. Three buttons are located near the screen, Home, Menu and Back.
A 5 megapixel camera is located at the back side of the phone and has auto-focus + dual LED flash, while on the front is a secondary one, VGA type.
Android 1.6 comes installed on the phone, but in the future Froyo 2.2 update will be available. The processor has 1GHz and it is made by Qualcomm and the RAM or ROM store 512 Mb of memory. Each new device will have 2Gb internal memory(for system & applications files only), but microSD card slot is available(up to 32Gb).
Microsoft Exchange, Google Voice or the social networks apps(Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) are all integrated. If you still want more applications you can do that by accessing Android Marketplace(there are over 38.000).
Connectivity couldn’t let us down on a such a big phone and 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, 3.5 mm jack, HDMI output and microUSB are all available. Gps is also featured and comes with e-compass and Google Maps application(turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views).
The Dell Streak was designed with the future in mind and will support over-the-air updates including platform upgrades, Adobe Flash 10.1 on Android™ 2.2 later this year, video chat applications and other software innovations.
Dell Streak phone tablet is available from June 2010 at O2 UK and has an estimated price around £399(without contract).