Dell Streak 7 tablet now available in the UK for £299
While the price is arguably rather good, the specs are half-great, half-meh. The Dell Streak 7 has a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a 5 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera.
Then again, consider that the 7-inch touchscreen only has an 800×480 resolution – that’s on par with most smartphones these days, and even lower than high-end devices such as the Motorola Atrix or HTC Sensation. At 454 grams, it isn’t particularly light either, especially for this size, and the 2780 mAh battery isn’t anything to write home about.
Last but definitely not least, the Streak 7 runs Android 2.2 Froyo. That’s right, no Honeycomb in sight here. What’s more, Dell has even added a customized Stage UI on top of Froyo, ensuring that any possible OS updates will take a long time to make it to the tablet because of the need to re-write those Stage elements.
If the aforementioned downsides to the Streak 7 aren’t particularly relevant to you, then the new Dell tablet may be an interesting offer. The price is obviously pretty attractive, so if you’re interested, you can go to Dell’s online store right now and order yours. VAT and shipping are included in the price.