Its like getting to see some light at the end of the tunnel after long last. After a prolonged period of dilly dallying, Dell Streak finally seems to be all set to enter the US market with the latest slate PC news indicating it can be as early as the 19th of this month itself. Dell is likely to be partnering with AT&T to launch the Streak slate device. However, the problem is nothing is confirmed and its all based on speculation till now though on the positive side, its just till the 19th that we have to wait for things to become clear. Also if the launch date indeed proves to be true, it will confirm the long running rumors of an US launch of the Dell Streak likely to be held during summer. And while price too is another thing that remains to be confirmed, what seems certain is that the Streak could carry a unlocked price tag of $500.
As for AT&T, its busy times for them as they have the Samsung Captivate to focus on right now. The Captivate incidentally is the AT&T version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S, Android 2.1 smartphone and is slated for an 18th July launch. Its a day ahead of the Dell Streak which is also why many have been speculating if Dell is coming in to the scene a bit too late now that the Viliv N5 too has entered the scene. So now with so many smartphones/MIDs in the scene, Dell Streak surely won’t find themselves in the same scenario as when it was announced.
The Dell Streak meanwhile can be described as an extension of the smartphone but stops just short of being classified as a full fledged tablet. It has a 5-inch 800×480 pixel resolution WVGA display and runs on the Android 1.6 operating system with the option of a future upgrade to the latest 2.2 Froyo version of the popular Google operating system. Powering the Streak will be a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU from Qualcomm and come packed with impressive features. Like it has got twin integrated cameras, a 5 megapixel camera placed in the back coupled to a dual LED flash while there’s also a front facing VGA camera for video chatting. On board storage capacity amounts to 2 GB which can be expanded further to 32 GB with the help of external memory cards.