Dell Streak 7 likely to include TV tuner in other regions

Streak-7-tv-antenna It's not uncommon for a device to be released with slightly different specs in other countries but since we don't know much about the Dell Streak 7's global launch, I may as well acknowledge any suspicions you have about the Tegra 2-powered tablet being equipped with a TV tuner when it becomes available outside the US.

If you already have the Streak 7 or have at least seen one in person at T-Mobile, then you probably noticed the presence of what looks like a shoulder button on the top left (see photo below). And if you happened to look at page 7 of the device's 145-page User's Manual, then you know that the "button" is really a blocked off port of where a TV antenna "used for improving the reception of television signals" is supposed to be instead.


T-DMB and DVB-T tuners in mobile devices are pretty standard fare in parts of Europe, South Korea, and other regions, so the fact that the Streak 7 at least has a slot for a TV antenna isn't groundbreaking news. But since the Streak 5 doesn't have one and details of the international 7 are hard to come by, I think it's pretty noteworthy.

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6 thoughts on “Dell Streak 7 likely to include TV tuner in other regions

  • Avatar of Garrett
    February 14, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I guess I should have won a dell streak tote bag since this is what my “tablet sugg feature” shoukd be. To bad U.S. Wont be having this.

  • Avatar of DJ_Steve
    February 14, 2011 at 7:17 am

    yep that would make sense as the default kernel config for the device includes support for dvb tv

  • Avatar of Atlas
    February 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    This would be a reason for me to actually buy a Streak 7 . .

  • Avatar of vijay
    February 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    i’m still waiting for Opus one and then i will sell my dell streak 5 :)

  • Avatar of Motorcityjoe
    February 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Dang, i wish the U.S. supported DVB. I’d love to be able to wstch live OTA digital tv.

  • Avatar of PocketBrain
    February 18, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Not surprised the coolest features will be denied U.S. customers. :-(


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