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PC Giant Dell joins tablet PC market

posted by Evelina

_47049669_tablet-threesome-bodThe world’s No 3. Computer manufacturer Dell has announced its new tablet PC known as the ‘Streak’ and the ‘Mini 5’. Dell has confirmed that this is the first of many new products planned.

The streak runs on Google’s Android system and is a bit smaller than most tablets with just a 5” screen, although reports suggest Dell also has a 7” and 10” tablet in the pipeline. Tavis Butler of Dell told the BBC that “This is the first in a family of devices”.

According to analyst firm CCS insight over 1.3 billion mobile devices will be sold around the world in 2010.  Dell obviously wants to move into this space much more prominently although it appears as if they will be targeting business users more so that mainstream consumers.

The ‘Streak’ was first shown off at the Consumer Electronics show earlier this year. The product seems in a unique position as it is larger than a smart-phone such as an iPhone but smaller than an iPad and as such offers an alternative to both these products.

The first ‘Streak’ comes with 3G and wi-fi connectivity, 16GB of storage, GPS and two cameras. It will be available in the UK from June and will be distributed exclusively through the Carphone Warehouse on O2 service plans.

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