Dell Introduces the New Tablet: The Streak 7

The Specs:

*Android™ 2.2-UI tablet with capability for future UI upgrades (Android 3 or Honeycomb)

*7-inch, multitouch display

*1.3 MP front-facing camera

*16 GB of internal storage, plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and built-in GPS

*2-year contract or flexibility with prepaid pay-as-you-go plans with AT&T or T-Mobile.

Pricing comes to 199.99 on contract and $450 without a contract.

The Upside:

Dell Streak 7 boasts that the device has the internet functionality that tablet users would like. Users can also watch movies and TV with the compact and portable device.

The Streak offers video chat with a front-facing and rear-facing 1.3MP camera. The device is 3G/4G and/or Wi-Fi capable.

You can purchase the Streak 7 equipped with Dells Stage Software. Stage is a one-stop entertainment/media center. The UI also comes with many useful widgets that can be customized to an individuals liking.

The Streaks design is in landscape mode with the Home, Menu and Back buttons on the right-hand side. The Power Button and the Volume rocker are on top of the Streak.

The Device has two speakers on the left and right side which enhances the stereo sound.

The back cover of the Streak 7 matches that of smartphones with a textured diamond pattern.

Because the Streak 7 has 7 inch screen it is easier to hold with one hand and is easier to type with your thumbs vs. typing with the 10 inch iPad.

Android 2.2 is the UI currently, but Dell says they will upgrade to HoneyComb (Android 3.0) once it is fully available.

The Downside:

The Streak 7 has a 2780h battery (about 3-4 hours) which may require more charging for heavier users.

The Streak 7 does not have an HDMI port.

The Streaks resolution display is 800×480 while the Galaxy’s display is 1024×600.

The overall opinion thus far is that the Streak 7 has poor battery life and that the resolution is disappointing since the device is so portable. Perhaps it is better to go with the Galaxy since it has the portable 7inch screen with better resolution and battery life or wait for the next device that comes out with the Honeycomb UI.