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View Full Version : A Winning Streak for Dell?

Michael Knutson
07-23-2010, 03:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/can-dell-get-on-a-hot-streak' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/can-dell-...on-a-hot-streak</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"How does a PC maker entering the smart phone space for the first time make a splash? Make a dev<script src="tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript"></script>ice so large other people can't help but ask "What the heck is that?" To be fair, Dell positions its new 5-inch Streak as a tablet that happens to make calls. But that hasn't stopped people from comparing it to a waffle or a Pop Tart (it's bigger than the latter) while holding it up to their head. The good news is that the Streak is a well-designed slate, complete with a front-facing camera for video calls, and it's the first Android tablet that can access the Android Market."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1279848740.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>This tablet is definitely an enigma. It's getting lots of press, despite the fact that it's coming to market being powered by an old version of Android, and has hardware that is not yet being fully utilized or exploited. As an integral part of Dell's future mobile strategy, one can only hope that updates will be fast and furious, and that content will be available for the 5-inch screen. If not, it may unfortunately end up as more of a blur than a streak.</p>