You've now seen all the phones (that we know of) that Dell plans to bring your way in the coming year, but that's not all that Dell has to offer. Below, we'll give you a glimpse into Dell's approach to tablets. Both devices will be running Android OS, but will be different sizes, and the features could be different as well. You'll have to read on to find out more.
Also part of Dell's line up is the Streak, an Android-bearing tablet which we have seen referred to as the Dell Mini 5 in recent weeks. You'll remember that while this device is slated as a tablet that it also bears the necessary equipment to make and receive calls on the mobile network (putting a 5-inch phone up to your ear though, that's your choice).
The spec sheet for the Streak claims Android Donut (1.6), though we hope it will come to market with a more appropriate variant or at least receive an update shortly after its release. Some of the other specs include a 5-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, both rear (5MP) and front-facing (VGA) cameras, 512MB ROM, 256MB SDRAM, 2GB microSD (non-user accessible) memory for system and app use, along with a user accessible microSD slot which looks to be capable of up to 32GB or memory. Additionally, though the spec sheet suggests Android 1.6, Engadget believes that it will be updated to 2.1 by September, with a vague launch date of "this summer."
For more information about the Streak, go here.
And finally, the last piece of the puzzle. If you're name is Alice, there's a good chance this device was made specifically for you. Just 2-inches bigger than the Streak, the Looking Glass weighs in at 7 inches of tablet love. Unlike its brother though, it should have Android 2.1 from the get-go. The device comes with a Tegra 2 processor, 7-inch (presumably capacitive touch) WVGA touchscreen with 800x480 resolution, 4GB DDR2 SDRAM and 4GB of NAND flash memory. There is also room for an SD card with capacity to 32GB.
The Looking Glass is slated for "PC Quality Web, Movies, & Gaming, Rich graphics with Flash and multitasking, Powerful performance with low power consumption [and its] Affordable." According to Engadget, if you really like big phones, you're welcome to hold up this 7 inch "bad boy" to your ear as well (though we can't guarantee people won't point and laugh - us included).
For more information about the Looking Glass, go here.
Thanks for joining us along for the ride. If you're a fan of Dell and a fan of wireless gadgetry, it looks like there's much in store for you over the coming year. Personally, I'm a fan of the Thunder and wouldn't mind giving the Lightning a run for its money as well. This officially ends the three-part series, and since I haven't asked it before, who the heck has any comments about all this??!! Sound off below!
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