Dell on Thursday offered the public its first look at its long-rumored “Streak,” a mobile Internet device similar in size to an iPhone that’s powered by Google Android OS. Dell will release its Streak handheld computer in Europe next month and in the U.S. during the summer, CEO Michael Dell said on Thursday.
The Streak is an Android-based device that Dell showed at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Not to be confused with Dell’s Mini 3 smartphone that is on sale in a few emerging markets, the Streak has a larger, 5-inch touch screen and looks like an iPhone but bigger.
It has two cameras: a webcam in the front that could potentially be used for videoconferencing, and a 5-megapixel camera on the back. It will operate over both Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Dell has also referred to it in the past as the Mini-5.
The Streak has been referred to as a tablet computer, but it’s smaller than what most people would consider a tablet. However, Dell is also reportedly working on larger, 7- and 10-inch versions of the Streak.
The 5-inch model will launch in Europe next month with mobile operator Telefonica O2, and in the U.S. “next summer” with AT&T.
Check out Dell Mini 5 Hands On – Dell Streak Preview video,