The Streak makes an appearance – Dell teases us with a 5-inch Android slate at CES

I'm sure many of you will remember Pocketables' coverage of the mysterious Dell Streak Android tablet over the past few months. At the end of last year there were rumors that it would be officially unveiled by Dell at CES 2010. Lo and behold, at the Dell CES keynote today they teased us with a brief glimpse of a new 5-inch Android tablet/slate which appears to be the device we have been following all along.

Unfortunately, no details were forthcoming including the official name of the MID, with it currently being referred to as a slate, although we have heard some presentation materials did have the name Streak on them. The only other information available for the device is a screen size of 5-inches, Android OS (like before we assume it's 2.0), the option of a built-in SIM card and a back-facing camera 5MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash. Previous rumored specifications also mentioned the screen resolution being 800×400, the touchscreen being capacitive with multitouch, full 3G broadband support, WiFi and Bluetooth, a microSD slot, and a 1300 mAh battery but none of this was mentioned or confirmed at the keynote.

But it's good to see confirmation that Dell is indeed working on an Android slate/tablet and so far it looks promising with a good portable size and very nice design. Interestingly the company also mentioned that they are working on different screen sizes and form factors indicating a potential line of new MID products running Android. I'm hoping we will see more firm information regarding the slate very soon as the Dell Blog states that more details will come later. Meanwhile, don't forget to check out more hands-on photos of the device in red at Pocket-lint!


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Jeremy To

Jeremy is a former editor at Pocketables.

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