Dell Streak 7-inch Android 2.2 Froyo Tablet Dumped by T-Mobile

August 3, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The days of the 7-inch Dell Streak seem to be over. The much written about tablet that debuted on T-Mobile some time back in January is bowing out of the network. Even as it passes, the tablet has its name etched in technology history as the first tablet on T-Mobile that blazed through their 4G HSPA+ speeds. The Android tablet also becomes the first 4G tablet to be discontinued by T-Mobile.

As you all know the Dell Streak 7-inch Android 2.2 Froyo slate had been a sensation with its dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth support. The significant part about the S it had carried along was that it supported Adobe Flash.

One aspect that makes us wonder is the fact that the Dell Streak has been a young device. We do not get to understand why the slate was suddenly discontinued by the carrier.

T-Mobile may have many a reason, but we guess the OS sans an update could have spurred the move.  Moreover, T-Mobile has their date with the LG G-Slate that offers better functionality.

Looking for more reasons, we tend to believe that the low resolution 800 x 480 display could have also made the carrier dump the Streak. This, in a scenario where the market has high-end 7-inch slates come with a 1024 x 600 resolution, seems one valid point for T-Mobile to shun the device.

By any means, T-Mobile’s love for the G-Slate is reasonable as the LG device comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb and other specs that are better in comparison.

We know Dell fans are disappointed. But taking into account T-Mo’s business strategy, we need to stop being glum. What do you have to say on that?

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