Dell announced on Tuesday, that their tablet called “Streak” could serve as cell phone and have a front camera for video conferencing - resources that are expected to be sufficient to help the new device to compete with the IPAD, Apple.
The device with 5 inch screen from Dell will be released in the UK in early June by British operator O2, a unit of Spain's Telefonica. Dell has not announced the price policy of the product, which will be released in the U.S. in mid-year.
The company officially unveiled the device on Tuesday, after the chief executive, Michael Dell, the world of technology has given clues about the product at a conference in San Francisco two weeks ago.
Dell is the first major electronics manufacturer to face the IPAD, which has a 9.7 inch screen with a device powered by the Android operating system from Google. "It's portable and mobile. You can put it in his pocket, "said analyst Will Stofega, IDC. "It is infinitely interesting and useful," he added.
Android, more common in cellphones, is gaining ground on the iPhone in the smartphone market, but is not yet clear whether Google and Dell will be able to beat Apple in the emerging segment of the tablets.
The Streak, which will have slot for memory cards, is part of Dell's plan to expand sales of mobile handsets and help drive revenue, after the group lost its leadership in PCs, falling to third place in market volume sales.