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Dell Streak 7 now available to buy in the UK

Dell's 7-inch Android tablet goes on sale

Dell Streak 7

Dell’s new Android 2.2 tablet available to buy now

The Dell Streak 7 is now available to buy in the UK with prices starting at £299. 

The seven-inch tablet has a multi-touchscreen display and runs Google’s Android 2.2 operating system. 

The wi-fi version of the tablet is available now on Dell’s website, but those who want the wi-fi and 3G version will have to wait until later this spring. 

We first got our hands on the Dell Streak 7 at CES 2011 where it was first announced. 

Dell Streak 7 features

The Streak 7’s NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor should allow users to multitask on the tablet without too much trouble. There’s 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded to 64GB with the SD card slot. 

The device will feature Dell Stage, its own user interface, which it claims offers a seamless experience when accessing content. Later this year it plans to add the ability to sync, so users will be able to access photos and contacts across all devices with Dell Stage, from PCs to laptops. It also supports Adobe Flash 10.1.

The display has an 800 x 480 resolution, which is lower than you’ll find on many other tablets. It does have two cameras, a 5Mp one on the front and a 1.3Mp one on the back, which you can use for taking photos and face-to-face video chat. 

We were initially surprised that this model doesn’t run on the latest Android 3.0 operating system but Dell does point out it has the capability to make over-the-air upgrades for future operating system releases. 

Not sure about tablets? Our tablet buying guide will tell you when you should choose a tablet over a smartphone, netbook or laptop and how to find the best one for you.

You can also see which devices – including the Apple iPad 2 – come out top in our lab tests in the Which? tablets review. 

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