Much-Awaited Dell Streak In India by October (?)

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Dell Streak, the Android based tablet is scheduled for India launch by October.

Dell Streak is a hybrid device that lives in the space between a smartphone and other larger tablets or netbooks.  The tablet is super-thin (10mm-which is  thinner than a lot of mobile devices out there), and though it’s just a bit heavier than other smartphones. Dell will also offer all kinds of Dell Streak accessories like a car dock kit, battery replacements, a home AV dock and more, along with the tablet.

Dell-Mini-5-Android-Tablet

As per NDTV,  Dell Streak will be available in India by October, though given by the history of Streak, it doesn’t seem likely so.

Streak History

It was earlier called Mini5. There were embarassing goof-ups regarding the availability date.

Dell posted a notice to its website on Tuesday saying online Dell Streak sales would begin Wednesday, backing up Dell Communication Solutions President Gerriquess’ claim at D8 that the Streak would go in sale by the end of July. Dell then pulled the notice from its website and told Computerworld that it was a mistake. “I can say definitely that the Dell Streak won’t go on sale in July,” spokesman Matt Parretta added – source

Similarly there were goof-ups in pricing and in short, the much awaited tablet is off to what is called a bad product launch story.

We sincerely hope that the tablet really gets launched in October and will share our review when we get to play with it. As far as price is concerned, expect it to be available around Rs. 25,000.

Update: Dell Streak is available in India for Rs. 35,000

For now, enjoy this demo of Dell Streak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvCVDi4No2Y

Also see: Review of Infibeam Phi.

Comments

  1. Tsunami

    Incorrect info, the Streak will NOT be shipping with 2.1 It will ship with 1.6 Stop saying it will have 2.1

  2. Cfrac

    Dell has already made a mistake by an early launch of a minor buggy Android 1.6 tablet in the western market, the early launch is to get a grip on Asian markets but beware Dell Asian market is not as patient as you think it is, lots of options are there from leading manufacturers like Samsung Galaxy, Htc, Motorola, Sony Ericsson. If we want it we want it now. It is a nice tablet cum phone but not worth waiting till next year, sorry Dell your stategy will fail if you come late in the market. Indian market is going to get a $35 tablet very very soon, don’t play the waiting game with us. Also IMO Dell trying to save the netbook category already available, which will be effected with launch of this kind of products. Dell’s bad marketing gimmick. Mr. Felice its better you don’t plan the expansion in Asia.

  3. Cfrac

    Dell has already made a mistake by an early launch of a minor buggy Android 1.6 tablet in the western market, the early launch is to get a grip on Asian markets will be available early next year but beware Dell Asian market is not as patient as you think it is, lots of options are there from leading manufacturers like Samsung Galaxy, Htc, Motorola, Sony Ericsson. If we want it we want it now. It is a nice tablet cum phone but not worth waiting till next year, sorry Dell your stategy will fail if you come late in the market. Indian market is going to get a $35 tablet very very soon, don’t play the waiting game with us. Also IMO Dell trying to save the netbook category already available, which will be effected with launch of this kind of products. Dell’s bad marketing gimmick. Mr. Felice its better you don’t plan the expansion in Asia. Guys if you have the cash go for samsung or Htc not worth waiting for Dell trust me.

  4. prafull

    currently Dell streak selling $99 with contract in US. why dell india selling with HUGE price. what cant they bring reasonable price in india with contract. samsung galaxy tab price is droping one can get in univercell.in in 32k

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