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Dell has officially announced that the company’s first ever smartphone – marketed as “ultimate portable tablet PC” – will launch exclusively on O2 in UK starting early next month. This follows verbal confirmations from Michael Dell earlier this month. Dell’s media release also notes that Dell Streak will be available in USA from “later this summer“.
This is Dell’s foray into the highly competitive smartphone segment and the company appears to be clearly testing the waters without diluting the Dell brand name that has become synonymous with portable computers. However, calling a smartphone an “ultimate portable tablet PC” may not help the company in its endeavor considering that the company may fail to communicate the message to its users that the tablet PC in this case can also actually make calls.
It will be interesting to see how the Dell Streak is received in the UK market. The features are too good for Dell to lose out. Here is a gist of what is on offer
Platform : Android 1.6 with OTA update of Froyo expected later this year
Display : 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA display
Processor : 1GHz SnapDragon processor
Camera : 5 megapixel high resolution camera with an additional VGA camera on the front
Storage : 2GB expandable up to 32GB on microSD
Connectivity : 3G + WiFi + Bluetooth
- Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation
- Full screen browsing experience
- Social media integration