Dell bares all to compete with Apple, launches the Streak
The first device to be described as an iPad rival arrives in the UK next month; O2 have announced they will be exclusive suppliers of the Dell Streak. It was first seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but the news of an early June launch has only just been made official.
To be fair, a comparison to the iPad isn't totally accurate; while it's a handheld touchscreen tablet, it only has a five inch screen (compared to the iPad's 9.7 inch screen). It'll have 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and - and this is the bit where it does beat Apple - a 5 megapixel camera with a LED flash. For the OS, the Dell Streak will be packing Android.
According to reports, Dell are also looking to launch a 7 inch (the Dell Looking Glass) and a 10inch device in the future. No pricing tariffs have been announced by O2 yet, but expect similar pricing to the iPad tariffs. A ten inch product makes sense, even a 7 inch - but does a 5 inch screen really have any more value over a smartphone - to the point where you'd take up a second data tariff?