Rogers to offer Dell Streak

Rogers Wireless, one of the leading cell phone carriers in Canada, is reportedly preparing to launch Dell’s Streak device that is considered as a cross between a tablet computer and a smartphone.

Rogers said that the Streak was designed keeping in mind four important customer segments viz. Families, Students, Affluent Professionals and Gen Y (young adults).

However, the carrier didn’t mention any specific release date for the Dell Streak.

The Streak was launched in the United States and the United Kingdom earlier this year with a Google Android OS 1.6. However, Dell has promised to upgrade it to Android OS 2.2 by the end of current year. The upgrade will bring faster performance, voice commands along with Adobe Flash compatibility.

The 220g-Dell Streak features 5-inch WVGA capacitive multi-touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass that offers a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels.

Other striking features of the Streak include 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 processor, a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and dual LED flash; plus front-facing VGA camera, 512 MB ROM + 512MB SDRAM, holds up to
32GB with a microSD card, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 1530 mAh battery.

The SIM-free Streak costs $549.99 when purchased directly from Dell stores. Rogers is yet to announce its price plans for the Dell Streak.