Dell's latest creation, code-name Streak (previously known as the Dell Mini 5), has surfaced, and it is sure to continue the tech industry's craze over tablet computers. However, the Streak stands out more than the others because of its close-knit relationship with Amazon. Could this be an ebook reader killer?
The Engadget crew got its hands on some leaked internal promo material this morning, and details have emerged.
On the hardware side of things, the Streak will be powered by Google Android. It will feature a WVGA (800 x 480 resolution) capacitive touchscreen. Other interesting features of note are that it will have a 5-megapixel camera that will sport autofocus and flash, a front-facing VGA (640 x 480 resolution) camera, and a 30-pin docking connector.
Oh, it also comes in a bunch of fancy designs: black, blue, pink, red, and a few other eye-turners, courtesy of Dell Design Studio.
But the most interesting thing about this slate is the relationship with Amazon. This will bring Kindle e-books, Amazon video, Amazon MP3, and possibly everything else available in digital form from Amazon. Perhaps this could make some people think twice about purchasing a dedicated e-book reader (or not).
Unfortunately, there is no ship date nor price to report as of yet, but here's to hoping that Dell gives this a sub-$200 price tag.