updated 08:30 am EDT, Wed October 21, 2009
Dell Streak MID will support multi-touch
Dell's rumored media tablet has been confirmed today by a leak from Vietnamese source Tinhte. To be called the Streak, the device will be almost exclusively controlled by a 5-inch, 800x480 capacitive touchscreen and should not only use Android 2.0 but support multi-touch gestures, including pinch to zoom. It should have 3G onboard and will even support calls, though the size means this will be a secondary role.
The Streak should also have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for shorter-range wireless and will also have a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash as well as a microSDHC slot for storage. A large-capacity 1,500mAh battery should give it practical battery life, though this hasn't been tested.
Dell's choice of processor isn't mentioned, but the original rumor gave the tablet an Atom processor rather than the ARM chips more commonly used with Android devices.
If the Streak reaches production, the same rumor would have it ship in early 2010 and may incorporate an experimental business model that gives the device away for free in return for a subscription to a media provider. [via Engadget]