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An early version of the Streak 5/Mini 5  (Source: PMP Today)

Dell Streak 7 and Streak 10  (Source: Engadget)
Apple won't be the only one with a trendy tablet, soon

With the iPad being a hot topic, many competitors are looking to rush tablet designs to the market.  Microsoft has their much talked about Courier journal-style designAmazon and Google are also reportedly cooking up tablet devices as well.

One set of tablets that have flown mostly under the radar are Dell's upcoming designs.  Dell, currently the third largest computer manufacturer in the U.S., behind HP and Lenovo, is looking to get back on the ball with a trio of tablets.

Recently leaked photos from Dell reveal the Streak tablets to be very sleek and very iPad-like.

The tablets are reportedly called the Streak series.  A 5-in. Streak 5 (formerly known as the Mini 5) will reportedly launch with Dell's Aero smart phone on the AT&T network in June.  The Streak series, like the Aero, will be powered by Google's Android smart phone and MID operating system.

The 7-in. Streak 7 will arrive late this year and the 10-in. Streak 10 will arrive in "early 2011."

The striking visual similarities between the Streak series and the iPad are hard to miss (the Streak series does have 3 buttons on the front frame face, rather than just one).  That surely gives Apple's legal team cause to salivate, but probably makes Apple's sales team a bit unnerved.  After all, by the looks of it Apple isn't going to be the only one with a sleek tablet design for very long.  Let's just hope Dell takes time to quality test the Streak series thoroughly so it can avoid the heat and Wi-Fi issues that have plagued the iPad.


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So am I to assume
By rocky12345 on 4/17/2010 2:39:22 PM , Rating: 5
"The striking visual similarities between the Streak series and the iPad are hard to miss"

So am I to assume that every time a company releases a tablet they all will look like a iFad. Well at least everyone will say oh that new tablet looks like the iFad. News flash this just in they all will look very similar they are a pad with a screen,they all have a flat surface & will be touch screen. All I have to say is I wish someone else would have brought the tablets to market before Apple,oh wait they did. Maybe the Ifad has similarities to all the ones that came out before it,just another way to look at it. Stop comparing everyone else to the iFad it was not first to the party there were others before it,all Apple has done is release a product we could have got years ago,maybe not a slim as the iFad but they were all here before Apples iFad. So it is time to drop the oh it looks like a iFad crap now please. That is all we need for the next 5 years is the same thing everyone did with the iphone it gets really tired & old fast.




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