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.
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