Dell flings Froyo tablet at Brits
Seven-incher to take on Galaxy Tab
Dell has released its 7in Android tablet, the Streak 7, in the UK, pricing the fondleslab at £299.
The gadget only has 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and only runs Android 2.2 Froyo. It comes with 16GB of on-board storage - there's an SD card slot for more - and is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2.
The 7in touchscreen has a 480 x 800 resolution and is mounted beneath a 1.3Mp webcam. There's a 5Mp autofocus cam around the back.
The Streak 7 weighs 453g, measures 200x 120 x 12mm and is available now, said Dell. ®
10" is way too big.
I want something I can fit in my pocket. If I have to heft it about in a backpack or a bag, being fearful every single time someone bumps into me, I might as well get a laptop (you know.. a real computer and not a big toyphone) for the same price and do more with it.
Seriously, what are Apple thinking by ignoring the 7" form factor? Ah well, more money for the droids I guess.
@No 3G, no good
So you've not heard of phone tethering then? My mobe can be set up as a portable WiFi hotspot which is tethered to my Archos 70 so I can surf via 3G. Simples.
Actually I want 3G on a tablet
which is why I said it. I use my phone for calls and texts, and have it on a cheap tariff for them from Orange. I use my tablet for internet stuff and have it on a cheap tariff for that from 3. I save money and have two devices which can function independently. And my phone's battery doesn't get hit with constant wireless comms.
I understand the argument but for me, the killer tablet feature is 3G.
No one wants 3G on a tablet. It just means having 2 contracts, one data contract for your tablet and another for your phone. Who want to pay twice ? just use your phone as a mobile hot spot.
Solution: Buy more stuff.
Besides, my tablet IS my mifi dongle.