The Streak 7 is the tablet we've been waiting for Dell to make. It's a device that's worthy of them, and couples solid, refined hardware with a creative spin on Android 2.2.
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Powered off, the Streak 7 looks nearly identical to Samsung's Galaxy Tab. The construction is mostly plastic, with a glass-covered screen, and a sleek (if smudgy)design that tapers around the edges and feels sturdy in your hand. The Streak is longer than the Tab by a half-inch, measuring 7.75 inches long, 4.6 inches wide, and a hair under a half-inch thick.
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On the back of the Streak 7 you get a 5-megapixel camera (with flash) that can shoot photos and 720p videos.
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The right edge of the Dell Streak 7 has a hinged flap concealing a SIM card slot and a memory card expansion slot for full-size SDHC memory cards, allowing you to grow the 16GB of integrated storage. In our experience, the standard SD cards used by the Streak are much easier to come by than the microSD cards used by so many others, not to mention more affordable.
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The top edge of the Streak 7 includes a rocker switch and a power button.
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Included with the Dell Streak is a power adapter, proprietary USB cable, and earbuds with multiple fittings. Unlike the original 5-inch Dell Streak, the Streak 7 does not include a removable battery.
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