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O2 To Get Dell Streak Smartphone In The UK

Dell is likely to release its diminutive Streak Tablet-cum-smartphone later this year in Europe via Telefonica according to its CEO who demonstrated the device at a Citrix Synergy conference.

Michael Dell told the audience at the event which was held in the San Francisco's Moscone Center West (one of Apple's favourite event locations, together with the Yerba Buena Center for Arts) that the Sterak might will come to Europe exclusively via O2/Telefonica.

The product - which was first leaked at CES 2010 - will then go on sale in the US via their partner AT&T, which also distributes the iPad and the iPhone.

We're curious as to why Citrix's Synergy conference was chosen for this unambiguous announcement. Was it a preemptive strike by the PC manufacturer to prevent Apple from cornering the lucrative entreprise market?

The Streak comes with a 5-inch 800x480 pixel screen, a 5-megapixel camera, multitouch functionality, 3G, WiFi access and powered by Intel's Moorestown processor. There will be a front face camera, a 30-pin docking connector and a number of colours.

Arguably, apart from the iPad, the Streak will be facing the likes of the HTC Evo 4G, which has a 4.3-inch screen, and a raft of smartphones which will come with 4-inch screens and bigger.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.