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Dell has released its 7in Android tablet, the Streak 7, in the UK, pricing the fondleslab at £299. Dell Streak 7 The gadget only has 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and only runs Android 2.2 Froyo. It comes with 16GB of on-board storage - there's an SD card slot for more - and is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2. The 7in …

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Hmmmm

Been holding out for this after extensively playing with the 5 inch version but at £299 without 3G, that's pricing it the same as the Galaxy Tab with 3G is from O2 atm...

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Oh come on...

..stop messing with these small screens people want to be able to browse and do email and other tasks simply and comfortably and a 7" screen is too small for that. Its too big to be a pocket device and too small to have the comfort of a small size device. Just bring out something around about 10" then I might start getting interested.

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10" is way too big.

I want something I can fit in my pocket. If I have to heft it about in a backpack or a bag, being fearful every single time someone bumps into me, I might as well get a laptop (you know.. a real computer and not a big toyphone) for the same price and do more with it.

Seriously, what are Apple thinking by ignoring the 7" form factor? Ah well, more money for the droids I guess.

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lol, someone doesn't like the truth.

http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii282/technicalfool/notanipad/ <- truth. You can't do this with an iPad. Or any other 10" tablet, really.

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WTF?

Android 2.3?!

I really don't get it! Is there a reason for this other than a requirement to get it to market fast? Surely throwing a bit more resources at it and shipping it with Android 3 would have more than paid off?

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WTF

Agreed. I'm now concerned that it does not comply in some way with the 3.0 device compatibility requirements...

oh well I don't have to buy now.

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£299?

Overpriced considering 8G version of Archos 70 is available now from Amazon for £190 (bastards have dropped the price from the £229 I paid for mine six weeks ago but c' est la vie).

@FordPrefect. As in everything, 7" is more than adequate. :o)

The 7" format is ideal for surfing, emails, watching video and playing games on and is highly portable - more so than lugging a 10" fondleslab around.

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No 3G, no good

3G is the killer feature for tablets. If you can't access the internet wherever you are, most of the apps and features on a tablet are pointless. 3G is the game changer.

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So buy a MIFI dongle.

There's no need nowadays for every portable device to need its own 3G built in.

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Solution: Buy more stuff.

No.

Besides, my tablet IS my mifi dongle.

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@Duncan Hothersall

No one wants 3G on a tablet. It just means having 2 contracts, one data contract for your tablet and another for your phone. Who want to pay twice ? just use your phone as a mobile hot spot.

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Actually I want 3G on a tablet

which is why I said it. I use my phone for calls and texts, and have it on a cheap tariff for them from Orange. I use my tablet for internet stuff and have it on a cheap tariff for that from 3. I save money and have two devices which can function independently. And my phone's battery doesn't get hit with constant wireless comms.

I understand the argument but for me, the killer tablet feature is 3G.

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Android 3 coming

I read on 'another (e)gadget site' that Dell will release Android 3 for this table soon, which 'da reg' decided not to mention. But agree with no 3G it kinda spoils it.

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@No 3G, no good

So you've not heard of phone tethering then? My mobe can be set up as a portable WiFi hotspot which is tethered to my Archos 70 so I can surf via 3G. Simples.

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