Dell reveals new 7-inch Streak plus Venue smartphone

7 Jan 2011

LAS VEGAS – Dell has launched a new 7-inch tablet device running on Android 2.2 with full Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support and a high-resolution, rear-facing camera. The company also revealed its new Venue smartphone also running Android.

Unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the new Dell Streak 7 with Android 2.2 incorporates the Dell Stage user experience and is being positioned as a social-networking and entertainment hub for families with kids and students.

It will be available initially in the US, with details on worldwide availability to come in the coming weeks.

Small enough to carry, yet big enough for the whole family to gather around, the new Streak 7 delivers immediate and instant access to great content like movies, television shows, home videos and more – and is the perfect social-networking companion for the constantly connected.

Featuring an NVIDIA Tegra dual-core processor superchip, a brilliant 7-inch multitouch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass and full Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support, the Android-based tablet is ideal for experiencing thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications.

The Streak 7’s built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth capability and innovative front- and rear-facing cameras make chatting face-to-face with friends over 3G or Wi-Fi connections effortless both at home and on the go. A high-resolution, rear-facing camera and seamless social-networking integration allows you to capture and share life’s moments with friends near and far.

Dell adores Android

“Once you have the new Dell Streak 7 tablet in your hands, you won’t be able to put it down” said John Thode, vice-president of Dell’s Mobility Product Group.

“It will quickly become the ultimate device for the socially connected who want to do everything, from watching great content, to chatting with friends, to taking high-resolution pictures and immediately sharing them with their friends and family.”

As well as a new Streak device, Dell also revealed its new Venue smartphone.

The Venue with Android 2.2 comes with pre-loaded Stage software and an 8-megapixel camera. On-the-go students, mobile professionals and active social networkers can quickly capture and share life’s moments with just about anyone.

The elegant device which has a 1GHz processor boasts a vibrant, high-contrast, 4.1-inch AMOLED display with curved Corning Gorilla Glass that’s perfect for watching videos to performing business applications.

Users can download the latest tunes and books, or stream radio stations from all over the world with RadioTime.

The Venue also comes fully equipped with today’s necessary business features, including support for ActiveSync and QuickOffice. The combination of high-speed access and Swype for fast text input makes viewing email, editing documents, and surfing the web fast and easy.

The Streak 7 and the Venue smartphone are the latest in a series of distinctive Dell mobility solutions, including the Streak 5 ultimate pocket tablet, the Inspiron duo convertible tablet and the Venue Pro smartphone with a unique sliding vertical QWERTY keypad.

Dell Venue

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years