After some pictures of it leaked yesterday, Dell has finally launched its third Android-powered tablet in China. The Dell Streak 10 Pro joins the Streak 5 and Streak 7 in Dell’s portfolio and excitingly adds the world Pro to its name for no apparent reason.
The Dell Streak 10 Pro, is, in terms of specs, your average run of the mill Android Honeycomb 10.1-inch tablet. It has a 10.1-inch 1280×800 touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, a dual-core 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space, an SD card slot, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a secondary front-facing 2-megapixel camera, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb and weighs 727 g. Dell claims up to 12 hours of battery life, but we all know how realistic computer manufacturers’ estimates about battery life usually are (except Apple in recent years), so make of that what you wish.
The Dell Streak 10 Pro enables both work and play by using the Dell Divide application, which delivers a clear balance between your personal and professional information. In work mode, you can access the corporate network and apps, and in personal mode you can do all the personal stuff people do on tablets. All without worrying that your employer may have access to your personal photos, for instance, and without compromising access to any sensitive work data. Your personal and professional stuff is kept safe, secure and, most importantly, separate from one another.
An interesting experiment, this. As is the fact that the tablet launches in China first, and Dell isn’t yet sure if it will also sell it elsewhere. It plans to wait and see how things go on the Chinese market first, then make up its mind about global availability based on what it’s learned in China.
Of course, we’ve seen the Streak 10 Pro many times before, even earlier this week when we heard that the launch was imminent. The Dell Streak 10 Pro will become available online at Dell, and in Dell-authorized retail channels (which can be found in more than 2,000 cities) in the country in the next couple of weeks.
The Dell Streak 10 Pro costs RMB 3,699, which amounts to approximately $575 or €403 at today’s exchange rates. However, Dell has a special offer for those of you who order a Streak 10 Pro today. If you choose to do that, you’ll only pay RMB 2,999 for the tablet, so just $466 or €327.
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