The tablet race is still going strong, so it’s no surprise to see that companies like Dell are still pushing the devices, especially in as many different size variations as they can. We’ve already seen the original Dell Streak make its way to the market, but its 5-inch display size couldn’t do much to take on the larger-screened competitors. When Dell unveiled their 7-inch version, rumors regarding a larger 10-inch version were already heavy in the air. And now it looks like the rumored device is getting ready to find its way to the consumer, but when faced with already pressing competition, and with even better competitors coming down the line, can the Dell Streak Pro compete?

Unfortunately, the specifications for the Dell Streak Pro are unconfirmed at this point, so all of these are subject to change in some fashion by the time the tablet launches. If the tablet launches at all. In any event, recent rumors suggest that the device will feature a 10-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280x800. Around the back of the device, there’s a 5-megapixel camera, while a 2MP version rests on the front. There will be 1GB of memory, an SDHC memory card slot, and under the hood you’ll find a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 T20 processor. The tablet will launch with a version of Honeycomb, but which version still remains to be talked about. To add to the icing on the cake, the Streak Pro may launch with AT&T LTE connectivity as well. Storage options will come in 16, 32, or 64GB varieties.

These stats for a tablet, especially of that size, are starting to become standard, so the Dell Streak Pro isn’t coming to the market with any real outstanding features. And let’s face it, with Android 3.1 now available on the Motorola XOOM, there’s a real chance here that if the Streak Pro launches in June, it will land with an already outdated version of Android’s tablet OS.

The 10-inch tablet market may not be completely saturated yet, but it’s certainly getting there. And in the process, we’re starting to see a lot of similar models from different manufacturers. Of course, that’s to be expected, as differentiating the hardware is pretty hard, especially when the manufacturers are trying to save money on the costs of manufacturing. But, not even looking at the competition that’s already available, the Dell Streak Pro pales in comparison to HTC’s upcoming Puccini tablet device. The Puccini’s 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8660 processor makes that device stand out quite a bit, and the rumored inclusion of AT&T’s LTE connectivity just gives it one more dot in the features list.

Of course, the Puccini isn’t an official device yet, either, so its features are just part of the rumor mill as well. But, if these things do come true, then the Puccini will be the tablet device to beat for the foreseeable future. And that makes me wonder if the Dell Streak Pro even stands a chance. Furthermore, if it does launch in June and doesn’t launch with Android 3.1, is the tablet already one that consumers will overlook?

Do you think that the Dell Streak Pro will be your next tablet? Or are other devices on your radar that you’re much more willing to slap down your hard-earned money for? And do you think the Streak line-up is one worthy of attention, or should Dell start to focus their attention on revamping their tablet family? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Mitchel Burnell no! dell should just give up! thats one place where hp wins
Ben Mattson Not at all
Daniel Helfer Nothing can get me away from my xoom! All I need is a function to highlight text in books/files like on the htc flyer and I'd be set for a very long time.
Robert Centennial The design is junk
Jacob Rodriguez You should give me one!! Then I'll let you know! I'm on my ipad2 all day. Facebook! Internet! And games such as order& chaos!..pretty much took over my laptop!
Lawan Wrencher I would not buy anything from dell the dell streak 7 sucked badly
Shankar Kuru I love my viewsonic g tablet. I'm not a Android fan but I love the device. My take is the iPad is the best among tablets.
Bill Gillespie yea if samsung decides to stay ontop of updates, id also like to see what amazon has coming
JeVon Ray If it's anything close to the first one thats gonna be an epic NO!
Ali Lawi Mosawi ya same here, really lookin 4ward 2 the Tab 10.1
Bill Gillespie im interested in the galaxy tab 10.1, i hated that the streak couldnt charge from usb
Brian Hamilton I returned my Streak 7 as well. Got the Tab. Sold it 2 months later and got a G-Slate.
Justus Pongyan Sr. More like underated, the tablet is changin erthin
Bill Gillespie dell streak 7 was pure garbage the screen was horrible and the battery life was as well, returned to t-mobile.. until dell fixes the battery life on any of their tablets, buy something else
Ali Lawi Mosawi Dell = Fail
Anthony Mitchell tablets in general are overrated
Miguel Rodriguez honestly , any honeycomb tablet would be perfect if the apps im looking for were in the market..

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