It was only yesterday that we saw a real photo of the Dell Streak 10 Pro leaked and now today the Honeycomb 3.1 tablet has been made official at a launch event in Beijing. The device will be available in China from Dell.com.cn and Dell-authorized retail channels in the coming weeks for ¥2,999 (~$466/£286) for a 16GB WiFi model.
For the first time on a Streak device, the 10 Pro will feature a microUSB port. As with other Android 3.x tablets, however, the port is only for data transfer and may be able to trickle-charge the device. Soon after the launch, the tablet will get a desktop dock and multi-purpose dongle that will provide HDMI-out, an additional microUSB port, and an extra 40-pin dock connector.
I know this may sound very attractive to those looking to import one, but due to limitations within the People's Republic of China, the Android Market and Google Maps are unavailable and will be replaced with local services. Then again, I'm sure that if you imported one from China, you would still be able to sideload the Android Market .apk to gain access to the 150,000+ apps on offer.
Chart below from Direct2Dell.
As you can see, the Chinese Streak 10 Pro's model number is TO3G, which leaves the T03G001 and T04G left to reveal themselves.
You can get more information about the Dell Streak 10 Pro from www.dell.com.cn/mobile, and of course here's the full press release:
Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Dell Streak 10 Pro tablet in China, our first 10-inch Android Honeycomb 3.1 tablet that delivers on the promise of “Work Smart. Play Hard.”
Dell is committed to delivering not just products but robust experiences that enable and empower people to grow and thrive and do more of what they love. And the Streak 10 Pro tablet does just that: It is designed for people who want to work and play all on one tablet – so you can be connected at home, at work and on the go – and yet rest assured that your personal and professional information are kept safe, secure and separate from one another.
The Streak 10 Pro enables work and play on the same device through an innovative, differentiated application called “Dell Divide,” which delivers what its name suggests: A clear balance between your personal and professional information – the ultimate in yin and yang.
In work mode, you can have access to the corporate network, applications, without worrying that the IT department can see their family photos and personal email. In personal mode, you can stay connected with friends and family, store all your family photos on it and your entire music collection – all without compromising access to any sensitive work data. And, of course, it is the ultimate expression of “Consumerization of IT.”
The Dell Streak 10 Pro is as elegant as it is useful. At barely an inch think and with full Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, it sports a blazingly fast dual-core nVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor, an expansion storage slot, and a 16GB storage option, making it easy to store all the critical work files you need or the movies, photos and more that you love.
It's robust enough for corporate-grade applications and use, and with up to 12 hours of battery life, you can take it out with you in the morning, and expect it to last nearly all day. And, as we all know, battery life is a big deal.
The 10-inch Android (Honeycomb 3.1) tablet is making its debut in China, and it will be available on Dell.com.cn and at Dell-authorized retail channels across the country in the next couple of weeks.
The fact that we’re launching it in China first underscores the importance of China to Dell overall. More people are online in China than anywhere else in the world, and IDC estimates that more than 900 million people are expected to come online in China alone in the next 10 years.
We also have a significant retail presence in China, with thousands of Dell-authorized retailers in more than 2,000 cities – a footprint that helps us get even closer to people, understand what they are looking for, and to design experiences that help them pursue their passions.
Dell is committed to bringing new experiences to everyone – from consumers to small and medium businesses, to large enterprise customers. And we’re bringing our conversations and insights with those customers – individual, large and small; public and private – to build the best mobile experiences that help people here in China – and eventually elsewhere – bridge work and life. In other words, we’re committed to delivering “More You” in our products and services – and the Streak 10 Pro is just the latest example.