Dell kills Streak 7 tablet

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With Apple’s iPad taking the lead and Amazon’s Kindle Fire rapidly gaining popularity, its no wonder that others might feel outdated overshadowed.

Take Dell’s case for example. Nearly one year ago, the Texas-based company introduced the Streak 7 Android tablet. Now for those of you who haven’t heard of this gadget (and I’m guessing a lot), it is their 7-inch tab that is pretty much a bigger and newer version of their Streak 5 tablet phone. It is a versatile tablet that features a mobile radio and is affordably priced at $200 with a T-mobile contract.

So what happened? Perhaps lack of product exposure and promotion led to a slow uptake from consumers. Just yesterday, Dell had halted online sales of the Streak 7 despite its availability in select markets. This is the company’s last Android tablet offering since production of the Streak 5 was already silently discontinued in August.

With the Computer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 fast approaching, a lot are wondering if Dell will have new product offerings under the Android platform or will it completely abandon its attempt in breaking onto the Android market.

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  1. At one point Flash was the be all and end all of all things Android.Its funny how noone mentoins it now, and the lack of flash out of the box (or in the google store) makes any kind of mention in this review. And the icon thing? That’s a feature of the new OS? Because noone else has been doing that for the last 5 years Nexus is premium quality build wise, and its fast, for Android, but crap battery life, a messy unfiltered App store and no iPlayer or Sky Go app made it a day 2 refund for me.

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