Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
01/07/11 09:06 PM
Hands On with the Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet on T-Mobile

We got to spend some quality time with the Dell Streak 7 at NVIDIA's booth and at T-Mobile's press event at CES in Las Vegas. The Dell Streak 7, as you'd imagine, looks much like a larger Dell Streak 5", though not as impressively thin (we're not calling it chubby though).

The 7" Gorilla Glass display was on par with the original Streak's-- it's sharp and bright but there's no Super AMOLED miracle color effect. With a little brain surgery, the Streak 7 gains impressive processing power courtesy of the Tegra 2 processor with GPU (NVIDIA was demoing 3D games on the Streak 7).

The Streak 7 has T-Mobile HASPA+ 4G, but alas it's only running Android OS 2.2 Froyo. We're hoping it gets the magical upgrade to Honeycomb 3.0 since the hardware specs are 3.0-compliant. What may slow that upgrade down is Dell's Stage UI customization of Android. If you've seen some of Dell's all in one PCs, the Stage UI will look familiar. It's quite nice and we enjoyed using it on the Streak 7.


OS: Android 2.2 with Andriod Market and Dell's Stage user interface

Display: Seven-inch WVGA (TFT) touch screen display with Gorilla Glass

Camera: Qik video chat with built-in front-facing 1.3 MP

Processor: Dual core 1Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 2

Memory: 16 GB of internal memory and SD Card slot with support for expandable memory up to 32 GB

Battery: Up to 4 hours of continuous video playback; up to 3 days on standby

Dimensions: 7.87?? x 4.72?? x 0.49??; Weight: 17.64 ounces


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