Dell Streak: Mini 5 tablet docs leaked; reveal specs, colors

Dell Streak: Mini 5 tablet docs leaked; reveal specs, colors

Summary: The Dell Mini 5 tablet PC is coming to the U.S. as the Streak, according to newly leaked documents.


The Dell Mini 5 tablet PC is coming to the U.S. as the Streak.

The intrepid folks at Engadget nabbed internal slides this morning, which confirm that the five-inch, Google Android device will sport a WVGA (800 by 480) capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, front-facing VGA camera and 30-pin docking connector.

The slides also reveal that the device will arrive in an array of colorful finishes, including black, blue, pink, red and several custom Dell Design Studio finishes.

Darren Murph notes that the Streak will launch with an Amazon content partnership, meaning Kindle e-books and Amazon MP3s and video will stream to the device.

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Topics: Dell, Amazon, Hardware, Mobility, Tablets

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  • Sounds like a great little device! But, I want a 10 or 12 inch tablet too.

    Hopefully, this is just the start.

    Also, they need to lose the docking connector. Just use USB.
    • USB won't work

      ...Until they come up with a monitor that connects via USB.
      • There are USB - VGA adapters, and USB HDMI adaptors.

        • Adaptors galore, and software needed too

          don't forget those adapter need software to send a "video" signal out thru the usb port, so someone will have to figure out a way to create software for the device that will do that with Android.
          John Zern
          • And, how is that different from WinMo7 or WinCE?

            Actually, given all the tablets being released with
            Android, the manufactures are more likely to write
            the Android driver FIRST.
    • 5 to 6 inch is the sweet spot for poketablility

      10-12 inch Android devices will start making sense when they have near laptop spec and full os. Or else, it will just occupy lots of unnecessary bag real estate and do very little, just like an IPAD, being big and useless. It make more sense to bring along a 10-12 inch laptop rather than 10-inch Android or IPAD. But 5-6 inch Android phone is the ultimate sweet spot for such hardware spec, and OS, and its pocket-able too. So you don't have to lug around additional bag or 'murse' for the same level of hardware which perform nothing more than the one in my pocket.
      • 5" just does not make sense.


        5" will not fit in all my shirt pockets with out being super tight.

        5" won't fit in any of my pants pockets without bulging. Or won't fit at all.

        I just don't get a 5" phone.
  • RE: Dell Streak: Mini 5 tablet docs leaked; reveal specs, colors

    PLEASE..PLEASE..PLEASE tell me that this will hot be a windows powered device..!!! android would be perfect..!!!
    • Yes, it is Android powered. Microsoft does not have anything for this form

      factor worth a sheeeet.
  • Missing one detail-

    I don't see a projected price.
  • RE: Dell Streak: Mini 5 tablet docs leaked; reveal specs, colors

    "The intrepid folks at Engadget nabbed internal slides this morning, which confirm that the five-inch, Google Android device..."

    Your wish is my command...
  • I don't get it....

    It doesn't seem that much bigger than an iPhone or current Android based smartphones for that matter so what's the point? If it's intended to be a media device to compete with the iPad or the Kindle then the screen is just too small in my opinion for that purpose. Just sayin'...
    • The jump from 3.5 to 5.0 is huge, so, there is a lot more you can do

      comfortably. Myself, I want 9 inches minimum, and I
      imagine this is only the first Dell model.
  • Looks More Like The Love-Child Of . . .

    . . . an iPhone and a Nokia N800, than necessarily a competitor for the iPad. Not saying that's necessarily a good or bad thing, though I hope that it's marketed and supported more like the former than the latter. Definitely intriguing from a technical aspect, though.
    • Well, the screen is 5 inches compared to 3.5 inches for the iPhone.

      So, you can definitely do more with that size,
      though, I hope they will have some bigger sizes,
      later, say 8 inches and 11 inches.
      • It Gets That From Its Mother's Side

        The Nokia N800's screen size is a little bigger at 4.1". More importantly, it "inherits" the N800's 800x480 resolution, as opposed to the iPhone's craptastic 480x320. At a little under an inch bigger than the N800, and an inch and a half more than the iPhone, this should be quite usable. (Though, like you said, a bigger screen down the road would be nice.)

        Technology-wise, it seems to combine the best of the two platforms, for the most part, hence the reference. I just hope that it doesn't also "inherit" the problems of the companies and user bases behind them, particularly that of the N800 that really seemed to fall over itself to make sure it wouldn't get widely adopted, and would remain a niche device. (Thankfully, this seems to have somewhat improved with the new N900. Somewhat.)
  • I would buy one of these today...

    if the price point is under $250.
    • With a 2 year contract. Perhaps (nt)

  • Where's the Cell? Where's the Bluetooth?

    This form factor + a GSM or 4G voice/data duplex phone and Bluetooth means I can keep it in my coat pocket or on my desk and talk via the headset.

    It also means I can attend meetings via phone and view the presentation on the screen. That's why GSM or LTE. Can't do that on CDMA - deal breaker.

    Absent those capabilities, it's a toy. Value=0
    • It's all in there!!

      You might want to check the proposed specs - 5-inch screen, 800?480 resolution, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera with flash, front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and a 1530mAh battery. It will also likely have a 30-pin connector so it can be docked, also enabling HDMI Video Out.
      Also it's supposed to have VOIP capability.