Dell Retires Its Streak 5 Android Tablet

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The original Dell Streak – formally the Streak 5 to differentiate it from larger models – debuted last summer. We were still in the pre-Honeycomb world back then, where Android tablets struggled even more than they do now to make a stand against the iPad. In spite of its limitations, we found the Streak to be a more than capable Android, so long as your needs lined-up with the specific niche its hardware and software created. Now, just a year later, Dell has officially pulled the plug on the Streak 5.

The fact that the Streak was never meant to be easily toted around in your pocket, as a smartphone would be, let Dell really build the heck out of it, crafting a metal-and-glass form that felt really solid. Though it shipped with Android 1.6 (it’s hard to imagine that was still acceptable only a year ago), the Streak got Froyo a few months later on, helping to modernize it a bit.

With the Streak 5 gone, will we ever see another tablet with this form factor? Smartphones are already threatening to push the 5-inch barrier; would their presence make tablets that size irrelevant, or might there still be a demand for WiFi-only devices of this form-factor, without the expense of cellular data?

Source: Dell

Via: Phandroid

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