Dell Streak 7 now finally available in Canada
After first having been pegged for an April 29 release, then being subsequently delayed to May 13 and missing that deadline as well, the Dell Streak 7 is finally available in Canada, direct from Dell.
This is Dell’s first 7-inch tablet, and it’s running Android, as you would expect. However, maybe not as expected is the fact that the Dell Streak 7 runs Android 2.2 Froyo, and not Android Honeycomb (which is the tablet-optimized version of Google’s mobile operating system).
Aside from the OS version, the only other major downside with the Streak 7 is its touchscreen’s resolution, which is just 800×480. That’s the same resolution that most high-end Android smartphones have nowdays, and those are devices with 4.3″ screens or less. As a result, the Streak 7’s display is anything but crisp – in a way it’s the exact opposite of Apple’s Retina Display: here, the pixel density is one of the smallest around, whereas in the iPhone 4 it’s one of the highest.
Still, if you can live with that, the Streak 7 is a capable little tablet. It has a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 720p HD video recording, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD, Wi-Fi 802.11n, and a 2780 mAh battery.
If you’re interested, and are in Canada, go to Dell now and order yours. The price is $399.99.