In a country dominated by the iPad, Apple’s loving brain child, Dell started to introduce something new yet very common – an Android-driven tablet computer, with a display of 10 inches. Priced at $465, the Dell Streak 10 Pro has a maximum resolution of 1280×800. According to PC World this device “uses a 1Ghz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor that runs the Android 3.1 operating system. A 2-megapixel camera is placed on the tablet’s front, and a 5-megapixel camera is placed in the rear. The battery life for the device is up to 12 hours, and the device has 16 GB storage.” With a thickness of about half an inch, and a battery life of almost half a day, this device is a sweet companion for the mobile warrior wanting a powerful device on the road.
Dell had already released a tablet six months prior at CES 2011. The tablet was a 7 inch device, running on the Android OS. Last year, Dell introduced a 5 inch Streak which ran on Android 2.2. Do you see the picture?
According to the International Business Times, “the initial hiccup whereby the Dell Streak 5 was lost in ambiguity due to its size, as it was too big to be a smartphone and too small to be a tablet, Dell launched the 7-inch Streak 7 in January 2011.”
Dell has to keep in mind that the iPad is not only its rival: it’s new toy should also be geared up to compete with Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung’s ultra-thin tablet computer, which is set to debut in China.
More research doesn’t always mean better research. Sometimes, it doesn’t even mean a better product. Only the response of the market will tell if Dell is on the right track.
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