All the gadget aficionados got one more toy to play with : Dell Streak. Unlike other tablet launches where consumers in India have to quench their appetite with pretty pictures and YouTube videos, Dell Streak can be touched and felt at a store near you.
Dell Streak will be launched in India on October 15, 2010 at a price tag of Rs. 34, 990.
Dell Streak has partnered with Tata DoCoMo and DoCoMo’s post-paid subscribers will get a special data offer (free 500 MB download every month for 6 months). Streak will be available in Dell Exclusive Stores, authorized retailers and Tata DoCoMO ‘dive in” centers.
What are we really getting for Rs. 34,990?
Streaks runs Android operating system with a 5-inch display. Streak is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 (1GHz) mobile processor. Streak is designed for mobile internet with built-in 3G HSUPA (7.2 Mbps downlink and 5.76Mbps uplink speeds) , Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. And it can multi-task too.
What I like about Dell Streak?
- Streak is 10 mm thick and sturdy at the same time.
- Streak’s touch screen is made out of Gorilla Glass – a scratch resistant glass which is hard to break.
- Streak’s multi-tasking and flash capabilities.
- Streak runs on Android, which is the most popular mobile OS.
- It can be used as a phone.
Other Dell Streak features :
- Easy point and shoot 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with dual LED flash.
- Integrates out of the box with the social media stuff like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.
- If the native apps aren’t enough, there’s always the wonderful Android store to get more apps. Free as well as as paid.
- Micro SD expandable memory available up to 32 GB.
Where would Dell Streak fit?
With a 5 inch screen it’s not a comfortable eReader/tablet like an iPad. And with a 5 inch screen it’s not a comfortable phone. Streak is dangerously treading new waters of a smart tablet (if you can call that). Streak could also be a case study for premature segmentation where a segment has only begun.
Many new tablets are on the horizon. Notion Ink’s Adam, Olivepad and the subsidized $35 tablet from Indian government are all priced well below Rs. 30000. Streak is the costliest tablet available in the Indian market. A nice to have gizmo for the early adopters.