Dell Streak 7

We haven't had a chance to fully test this product yet, but we've assembled this helpful overview of relevant information on it.

Dell and T-Mobile are marketing the Dell Streak 7 as “America’s first 4G tablet”. Streak 7s runs on the Android Froyo operating system and comes with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. The screen is 7 inches diagonally. The front camera is capable of 1.3 MP photos while the rear-facing camera can do up to 5 megapixels. There are 16 GBs of internal memory which can be expanded with the SD, MMC and SDHC card slots. It is Wi-fi and Bluetooth capable. Also, it runs Adobe Flash 10.1.

Features List:

– 7 inch touchscreen

– 4G, Wifi, Bluetooth capable

– 1.3 MP front-facing camera

– 5 MP rear camera

– 16 GBs internal memory

– Adobe Flash 10.1

Digital Trends’ Tablet Buying Tips:

What Operating System should I use?

It’s very important to choose an operating system that is easy to use and intuitive for you. Currently, the two dominant platforms are Apple iOS, which powers the iPad, and Google Android, which powers most of the non-Apple tablets. Fans from each camp could go on for pages about either OS, but the decision boils down to several key differences. Android has a number of exclusive features like Flash streaming support and home-screen widgets, but the iOS is generally a more stable and slick experience with more available apps. Mac or iTunes users will find iOS more accessible, while geeks and tinkerers will enjoy some of the freedoms Android offers.

Battery Life

At the moment tablet battery life ranges between 7 and 10 hours, with the iPad 2 leading the pack at over 10 hours. As a rule of thumb you’ll want to at least make sure the tablet will last you through the day, so consider what your average usage might in a day be before purchasing a tablet.


Apple’s App Store is more robust at this point than Google’s Android Market, and has more apps customized for larger tablet screens. Before you buy, it’s a good idea to search for a few apps that you consider high priority.

What are tablets?

Tablets are small touch computers meant for a broad array of tasks. Though some are marketed for specific purposes, tablets are meant to be good at a number of things including e-book reading. Though Microsoft failed to get stylus tablet PCs to take off eight years ago, Apple reinvented the category this year. Thanks to the overnight success of the iPad, tablets have begun to pop up everywhere. Modern tablets usually have a full-color LCD touchscreen measuring between seven and 10 inches diagonally, are great at video and Web-related tasks like e-mail, can install applications, and run on smartphone operating systems. Due to a lack of a physical keyboard, these devices are better for consuming entertainment than creating it. The Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and HP Slate make up the first generation of touch tablets. If you have a strong hankering to browse the web, stream movies & TV, check your email, download apps, play Angry Birds, or look at anything in color, a tablet is probably best for you.

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