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Playbook Rival Alert : Dell Streak 7 Down To £200

After the Blackberry PlayBook and the HTC Flyer, Currys has dropped the price of a third 7-inch tablet, the Dell Streak 7, to £200.

The Dell Streak 7 is essentially a bigger version of the Dell Streak 5 with upgraded hardware. It has a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 System on chip clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, runs on Android 2.2 Froyo (although sadly, no Ice Cream Sandwich) and has a five megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front facing one.

There's also an SD card reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and up to 11 hours of music playback or three hours of video playback.

Unfortunately, it is let down by its 800x480 pixel capacitive touchscreen, which is inferior to the 1024x600 pixel model found on most other 7-inch tablets, although it does come with a Corning Gorilla Glass layer.

Furthermore, there's no HDMI or onboard USB port. The Streak 7 has not done as well as expected, with Dell quietly killing the Streak brand altogether after only two models.

Note that users buying the Streak 7 will get a free £50 voucher which can be redeemed against any purchase worth £200 or more during two weeks in March 2012.

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