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Dell Streak 7 discontinued – blowing the Android tablet a kiss goodbye

Adios, Dell Streak 7

We do not take any pleasure in reporting to you that Dell has discontinued the Streak 7 from its online store which now greets visitors with a stark “Streak 7 is no longer available online” message, ensuring the same fate suffered by the discontinued Dell Streak 5. The Streak 7 was the last Android tablet available through Dell in America. The T-Mobile version of the Streak 7 was removed from their stores this year when they were not given a Honeycomb (operating system) update.

Site visitors are told the Streak 7 is no longer available online but prompts visitors to view other mobile devices, with very few options presented, only the Dell Venue and Venue Pro smartphones, and the Inspiron Duo flip-hinge laptop.

Most are not surprised to see Dell depart from the Android tablet market as Michael Dell stated this fall, “the market has not developed to the expectations they would have,” hinting at an impending exit from the Android tablet market with analysts suspecting they’d maintain interest in the Windows 8 tablets in the future. There is no word as to whether or not the Dell Streak Pro will make it to America’s shores or not.

While critics are lauding Dell’s failed efforts, at least they didn’t linger too long, rather pulled the plug on a project in a reasonable amount of time. It will be interesting to see what direction Dell heads at this point and how their overall suite will change. Headquartered in the same city as AGBeat, Dell employees are fairly tight lipped about it, but our sources tell us to keep a look out for what’s next. So we will.

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Tinu Abayomi-Paul

    December 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    They were probably smart to pull out. What Android tablet baby is going to look fully formed next to the Kindle Fire and that Samsung one – the Galaxy? If the 10.1 tablet closest to the iPad 2 wasn't closest in price as well, I wouldn't be holding out. At this point, any tablet that's not half the price of the iPad isn't worth abandoning my Apple familia.

    • Lani Rosales

      December 6, 2011 at 12:47 am

      I think a lot of people feel that way, Tinu!

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