Dell has announced that the Streak 7, its 7-inch tablet powered by Android 2.2 Froyo and running a custom Stage UI software overlay, will become available in the UK before the end of April. Dell will start sales directly through its UK-based online store, and the asking price for the Streak 7 will be £299, including VAT and shipping.
That’s not too shabby for a device that has a Tegra 2 dual-core 1 GHz processor under the hood, as well as Wi-Fi and an unlocked 3G radio to be used on any network you please. The only downsides to the Streak 7 are the OS version it runs (which isn’t the tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb), and its screen resolution of just 800×480 (compared to rivals’ higher-res screens of at least 1024×600). In fact, that’s the same resolution that high-end Android smartphones have had since the introduction of the Google Nexus One last year.
On the other hand, the 3G-enabled Streak 7 will cost the same in the UK as a Wi-Fi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab – which also runs Android 2.2 Froyo, but only has a single-core processor. In the end though, it’s up to you. If the sheer power of the hardware will be more important than the screen resolution, you’ll surely go for the Streak 7.
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