Apple iPad vs. Dell Streak - Mini 5 : The Tablet Battle !

Just a chart comparing 2 of the most-talked about slates of 2010, the Apple iPad and Dell Streak or Dell Mini 5.


Detail/Feature

Apple iPad

Dell Streak

Photo





Screen Size

9.7 inches, 4:3

5 inches, 800 x 480

Screen Type

Capacitive - Supports Multi-touch gestures

Capacitive - Supports Multi-touch gestures

E-book Client

Yes

Yes

Phone function

No

Yes

Camera

No

Yes, 5MP at the back.
Possibly another one infront

Operating System

iPhone OS 3.2

Android 1.6

CPU

1Ghz Apple A4

1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon

Internal storage

16, 32, 64 GB

TBA

Expandable storage

via MicsoSD dongle (optional)

MicroSD card slot (dual)

USB port

via dongle (optional)

Yes

3G

Yes, HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps

Yes, HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps

Wifi

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes

Yes

Internet Browser

Mobile Safari

Android Browser

Adobe Flash Support

No

No

Apps

iPad apps via iTunes

Android apps via Android Market

Multi-tasking

No

Yes

Battery life

10 hours
1 month of standby

TBA

Price

$499 - $829

$1,098 (tentative)

Release date/Availability

April for Wifi-only version,
May for 3G version

'within 2010' TBA

Given the fact that Dell Mini 5 offers phone functionality, it's tempting to say that Mini 5 is more of an iPhone competitor than an actual iPad counterpart. However, this photo (courtesy of Engadget) clearly shows that Mini 5 is far bigger than the iPhone and has the form-factor of a full-fledged slate:


Dell Mini 5 behind Apple iPhone


Phone the size of a slate? Why not.

Here's Michael Dell giving an impromptu preview of Dell Streak (, which was then named Mini 5):



and here's Steve Jobs introducing Apple iPad:



So which of these two slates are you more likely to buy this year?




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2 comments:

  1. it's like comparing an ipod touch to a dell mini..

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  2. Do you think their going to push back the launch date? i'm hearing april

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