Timing is everything in the world of tech. Just days before CES, Apple stole some of the buzz by sending out invites to their late January 2010 press event. Then, right before Mac World, Apple announced the iPad. Now, just days before iPad pre-ordering begins images- and specs- for Dell’s upcoming tablet have appeared. And while I’m still all about the iPad, I just may have to find a way to pick up one of these because… this thing looks sweet.
We already knew about the 5-inch WVGA (800 x 480) touchscreen Android device was that it had a 5 megapixel autofocus camera, capacitive touch front buttons, front-facing VGA camera and 30-pin docking connector. What we NOW know is that the tablet is called the Streak, will come in an array of colors and… wait for it… it will have tight integration with Amazon for content delivery. That means the device will be primed for use with Amazon MP3, Amazon video streams and, you guessed it, a Kindle app.
From the pictures it look great. From the specs it looks quite usable. But, as with the iPad, we won’t know how great (or not) it is until we actually get a chance to hold and use it. And pricing and availability are still unknown.