updated 02:35 pm EST, Fri January 8, 2010
Features 2 cameras and offered in range of colors
Dell has named its "Streak" tablet-like device the Mini 5, positioning it as a step up from the Mini 3 mobile phone announced earlier this week. Shown as a technology concept earlier this week at an exclusive press conference, the company said that it was considering even larger 7- and 10-inch versions of the same concept. In addition, the 5-inch internet tablet device with multitouch functions will be available in a range of colors, including pink and black in addition to the red version shown off to journalists at CES, according to Pocket-Lint.
Dell's device is running Android 1.6, likely a Dell-customized version of the open-source operating system. During the press conference earlier in the week, the company stressed that the Mini 3 was not simply running a generic version of the OS, but rather a Dell-customized version. Few other details were available at the press conference, but other details have since been shared with a few journalists.
Although the company offered few details, the report notes that the device features a SIM card and will ship with a headset, suggesting that it could be used for both voice and data functions outside of WiFi hotspots. The headset, most likely Bluetooth, is also meant to alleviate concerns about holding the large device against your face, the report said.
Dell also said that the "Streak" tablet would sport two cameras: a 5-megapixel on the back and one on the frontside, likely for video conferencing functions. Interestingly, the landscape mode of the tablet is large enough to offer a (touch) number keypad for quicker entry.
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