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Dell's precursor to Samsung Galaxy Note available for £140

The Dell Streak 5 was the first true phablet, long before the launch of the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab by Samsung.

Dell has since killed the whole range and is no longer selling either smartphones or tablets. But the Streak remains a capable device.

Tesco Outlet is selling it - as a refurbished model - on Ebay for £139.95 with free delivery and 12 months warranty.

It comes with a single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 clocked at 1GHz with 512MB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, and a 5in display with an 800 x 480 resolution and covered with Corning Gorilla glass. A 5-megapixel camera sits around the back, and a 1.3-megapixel one resides on the front. There is GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth all brought together under Android 2.2 Froyo.

The phablet got an official Gingerbread update from Dell late last year but it's very unlikely that it will ever receive an Ice Cream Sandwich one (although there are Russian developers working hard on it as of last month).

Source: Ebay

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