The Streak 7 from Dell started out with a price tag of $380. However, whether it’s due to the tablet never being popular enough or perhaps Dell is trying to phase the tablet out, its price has undergone a downward price revision. So now $300 will fetch you a new Wi-Fi only version of the Streak 7 tablet.
Also if you need reasons to spend $300 on the Streak 7 over the Galaxy Tab which has a better sales record, one is the Streak 7 is among the very few in the 7 inch size category to have a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. The tablet runs on Google Android 2.2, but Dell has stated they are working on the Honeycomb update, something that should definitely add to the tablet’s appeal. However, one still has to live with the tablet’s rather dismal 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display. Compare this to the Galaxy Tab’s 1024 × 600 resolution.
A positive factor with the Streak 7, though, is that there is an active hacking community associated with the tablet and it has already proved its worth by getting Android 3.2 Honeycomb on to the tablet along with a few other tweaks.
In the meantime, Dell should be readying the release of its 10 inch Honeycomb tablet in the US. In another development, T-mobile has stopped offering the 4G version of the Dell Streak 7. Combine this with the earlier announcement from Dell of not making available the upcoming Honeycomb update for 3G and 4G versions of the Streak 7 and that should be a clear indication that those versions nearing an end.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email