Dell tablet said to be named 'Streak'

According to leaked company documents, the Mini 5 touch-screen tablet will come in a multitude of colors and have Amazon Kindle and Video On Demand access.

Though Dell didn't offer many details when it first introduced its forthcoming touch-screen tablet in January, we're learning more about it, bit by bit.

Dell Streak tablet
An internal Dell document shows color options and content coming to the touch-screen tablet. Engadget

Engadget has posted two slides purported to be from internal Dell documents that show color options, a new name for the tablet, and content sources.

The Mini 5 is referred to as "Streak" in this document and will apparently come with lots of Amazon tie-ins. That will reportedly include an Amazon Kindle app and access to Amazon's MP3 store and Video On Demand streaming service.

Another document shows the Streak available in an array of colors and customizable patterns, which has been part of Dell's personalization push in recent years.

Other useful details, assuming the document is accurate: the screen has capacitive touch with a resolution of 800x480, the device has a front-facing VGA (video graphics array) camera, a 5-megapixel camera with a flash and autofocus, and a 30-pin dock connector.

Previously Dell had revealed that the device would be 3G-enabled, run Android, and have a 5-inch screen.

We still don't know if or when the product will be available. Apple has announced its touch-screen tablet, the iPad, will be available starting April 3. Hewlett-Packard is also working on a competing device , but details about when it will be for sale have not yet been announced .

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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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