After a conspicuous launch in January in tandem with T-Mobile, Dell has officially discontinued its Streak Android tablet line completely with the removal of the Streak 7 tablet as of last Friday from its online store, with the page redirecting to the general Dell mobility page.
The Dell Streak 7 was initially meant to signal the computer manufacturer’s entry into the competitive Android tablet market, with the Streak series featuring Nvidia Tegra processors running Android 2.2 with its own user interface, which it called Stage.
While Dell had promised updates to the more appropriate Honeycomb version of Android, T-Mobile variants of the series were denied the update after lackluster sales of the 7 inch tablet led the carrier to drop official support, while unbranded 3G and Wi-Fi versions sold directly by Dell received Honeycomb 3.2, greatly improving overall performance and adding new features. Continue reading for the official statement from Dell.
“Dell remains committed to the mobility market and continues to sell products here and in other parts of the world. Streak 7 delivered a unique experience for customers who wanted a larger screen-size yet the freedom of staying connected to their personal and professional content while on the-go. It continues to be available in many markets through retail, distributors and carrier partners such as Optus in Australia. A 10-inch version of the tablet, Streak 10 Pro, is currently offered in China, offering the ultimate digital divide between work and life. The Venue and Venue Pro devices, as well, continue to earn accolades for performance, design and functionality around the world. We also recently launched the Latitude ST, a 10-inch Windows 7-based touch-screen tablet designed for vertical markets such as education, finance and healthcare in November of this year. We remain committed to expanding our reach beyond PCs with a targeted set of open, standards-based mobility solutions and services designed for commercial and mobile professional customers.”