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Dell Streak 7″ Wi-Fi Only Tablet Reduced to $299

Although Michael Dell is still singing the praises of Android (as he should be), the Dell Streak tablet line doesn’t seem to be doing quite as well as he had hoped.

Earlier this month we reported that T-Mobile had discontinued selling the 7″ Dell Streak 4G tablet in their stores.  The Dell Streak 7 with 4G was the first 4G tablet offered by T-Mobile however once their T-Mobile branded G-Slate (by LG) hit their stores it was all but over for the 7″ Dell Streak.  Now we’re hearing that the Wi-Fi version of the Dell Streak (sold directly by Dell) is now just $299.

The Dell Streak 7 features a zippy 1ghz Tegra 2 (dual core) processor, 800×400 pixel display, and Android 2.2 (Froyo).  The original Dell Streak and the 7″ Dell Streak were plagued with having older versions of Android.  When the G-Slate came out in T-Mobile stores it featured Android 3.1, Honeycomb, which was probably one of the factors in the death of the Dell Streak 7 at T-Mobile. However as points out the Dell Streak 7 is still the most affordable tablet with an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, which makes the Froyo laiden device pretty fast.

Dell also killed off the original 5″ version of the Dell Streak earlier this month.  Although both original Streak’s had older versions of Android, their newest 10″ tablet does have Honeycomb. It was recently released in China and is now rumored to hit the United States before the holiday season.  Out of the four major laptop manufacturers in the Android tablet space; Dell, Samung, Acer and Toshiba, Dell seems to be having the most trouble making a dent with their tablet products.

Another notable laptop manufacturer, Lenovo, will be releasing their ThinkPad Android tablet in the next couple of weeks.

Source: Liliputing

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