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Dell Streak 5 is getting the axe, what of the Dell Streak 7?

Is it a tablet? Is it a phone?

In February, we asked, “Do you remember the 5? Dell Streak that rocked the world last year? Adoption was mixed and immediate fans and haters were born. Running on the Android operating system, critics called the device confused (is it a smartphone? is it a tablet? it doesn’t know!) while fans praised the portability of the niche product.”

End of the line

Regardless of fans or haters, the Dell Streak 5 has been killed, and with it, many peoples’ hopes for the the tablet slash smartphone concept. Citing a delayed launch among other challenges, Engadget.com said, “perhaps this moment has been coming for a while.”

It had been rumored that the Dell Streak 5 would get a software makeover while it was being taken off the market, but Dell has changed strategy.

PC World notes Dell will be focusing on the 7″ and 10″ tablets as the competition from the iPad has impacted their strategy. “CEO Michael Dell is bullish on Android tablets, and predicts Android tablets will one day overtake the iPad, just like what happened in the smartphone arena,” PC World reports.

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The Dell Streak 7 launched earlier this year and will remain on the market as Dell shifts focus to Android tablets.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. strea

    August 15, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Streak 5 is NOT DEAD! Only in the US, the product is off the market .
    https://www.unlockstreak.com/blogs/news/3795932-dell-streak-is-not-dead
    All this companies that produce mobile-phones and tablets was mad at Streak! Very MAD ! Especially Apple with all their trolls! They wanted to sell you separately phones and tablets , what makes better business for them!

    That’s why attack against Streak 5 was well organized, massive and permanent. With a lot of lies! Like this article! There was not such an attack against Streak 7 or 10.
    Streak 5 shows the future , where telephone is only application , not separate devise, and everybody have an “all-in-one” devise in the pocket!
    Do not drop 5 inches “all-in-one” factor , Dell !

    • Lani Rosales

      August 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      While your opinion is valued and you may be right about attacks on the Streak 5, there is nothing factually incorrect in the above article- the Streak 5 is no more.

  2. Roland Estrada

    August 15, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Reality is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. Lani is correct. No company in it's right mind kills off a successful product. If the numbers aren't there, the product will get pulled. A niche market for a brick-in-your-pocket phone just isn't going to cut it.

    Companies like HTC and Samsung are putting out better products in a 4.3 inch form factor.

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