Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dell announces competition to the iPad

After watching in awe as Apple released its new wonder-tablet, the iPad, Dell has launched its own rival into the tablet computing marketplace - and calls it the Streak.

The Streak is a 5-inch tablet that runs on Google's Android software, intended for use on mobile devices.

It also includes a number of other features, such as a 5 MP camera, front camera and WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.

PC World detailed some of the Dell Streak's specs:
At launch, the Streak will be running Android 1.6 (Donut), but the device will receive an over-the-air upgrade to the new Flash-capable Android 2.2 (Froyo) later this year, a Dell spokesperson confirmed. The mini tablet will also come pre-loaded with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube apps, and Google Maps featuring free turn-by-turn navigation.
Of course, it will take much competition to beat Apple's iPad. This is particularly evident in the way that Android, Google's mobile operating system, has yet to gain measurable market share despite dozens of devices promoted by numerous mobile phone manufacturers.

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