Dell 7-inch Streak Tablet Set To Replace 5-inch Model?

Dell will launch a 7-inch Android-based tablet PC that will be based on the existing Streak after its CEO pulled out a working version of the said-tablet on stage at Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

The company hasn't provided with more details about the device but we're convinced that it will be an enlarged version of the 5-inch Streak, possibly with Android OS 2.2.

The existing Streak is already quite powerful and a small increase in resolution (1024x600 vs 800x480) is perfectly possible; there has been rumours that it will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC and include 3G and Wi-Fi.

That would put it in direct competition with the Samsung Galaxy Tab which is available for £587; the 16GB 5-inch Dell Streak on the other hand costs £399 which means that a sub-£500 7-inch Tegra is achievable.

However, given that O2 is currently out of stock on the Dell Streak (both versions) with no ETA announced, we wouldn't be surprised if the 7-inch Streak would be a direct replacement for the 5-inch model.

The only place where you can buy the Dell Streak is at Dell Direct where the 16GB model costs £449.