by Michelle Ruhfass, 2 years ago
The Dell Streak, an Android smartphone that looks like a mini tablet, is set to go on sale this week according to Dell’s U.S. website (“late in July”). The Streak boasts a massive 5-inch 800×480…
Well, we’ve been expecting this for a while – but Dell has finally done it. The company has just fired its opening salvo in the Chinese market and has exclusively released its newest 10-inch Android tablet in China. This is aimed at the emerging Chinese market that the company is hoping to tap.
The new tablet is named the Streak 10 Pro is pretty obviously aimed at the Chinese market, with its Chinese interface and a slew of popular apps pre-loaded. It’s also priced for the Chinese consumer. Tagged at 2999 yuan, it over half a thousand yuan cheaper than Apple’s iPad 2.
So what do Chinese consumers get for their money? The Streak 10 Pro weighs around 1.6 pounds and boasts a 10.1-inch touchscreen with 1080p video playback. It uses the now-standard 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and runs the Android Honeycomb operating system. Additional specs include a couple of cameras and a battery life of up to 12 hours.
Dell also packed Dell Divide – a software interface used to quickly shift the tablet from work mode to home mode. Each mode has its strengths and is one way to ensure flexibility for the device. Connectivity is provided via WiFi – but 3G is supposed to be on the way with a future model.
The Streak 10 Pro will be exclusive to China for a while, Additional tablets are supposed to be on the way, with rumors of a Windows tablet in the offing. Dell’s already released 5-inch and 7-inch Android models to the market but none have been exclusive to China.
Dell is hoping that the large emerging market in China will be big enough for them and Apple to to share big shares of the pie. With a prospective customer count in the millions, they may just be right.