Dell Inc. unveiled a touch-screen tablet computer called Streak, as the computing giant made its much-anticipated foray into the emerging tablet arena that has been pioneered by Apple Inc.
Ben Pimentel has details on the debut of Dell’s Streak, a tablet computer that operates on Google’s Android platform and is aimed at competing with Apple’s iPad.
The computer maker introduced the device in the U.K., where it will be available at wireless operator O2’s stores and other outlets by early June. The Round Rock, Texas, company said it plans to make the tablet available in the U.S. later this summer, though no specific date was given. Dell didn’t provide pricing information.
The Streak, which Dell unveiled in January, is a tablet with a five-inch screen based on Google Inc.’s Android operating system and uses an ARM-based processor called Snapdragon from Qualcomm Inc. The Streak, which will be able to connect to wireless Internet and 3G cellular networks, is smaller than Apple’s iPad, which has a 9.7-inch screen.