[CES 2011] T-Mobile and Dell have announced the Streak 7, a larger Android Tablet based on NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 system on a chip. We got our hands on the tablet, and we can tell you that the extra 2-inch do make a big difference in terms of perceived size (in a good way). As a percentage of size growth, 2″ out of 5″ is significant. The tablet has a clean design, and the build quality seems high when compared with 7-inch competitors, but not quite as high as the iPad’s.

The back has a textured surface, which should help your tablet stay in your hand instead of bumping in that cold concrete in the parking lot. There’s a very discrete 1.3M webcam in the front and a larger one one in the back (5MP?). Unfortunately, the network here is fairly unreliable, and it’s a demo unit, so I can’t provide you a real sense of what the performance would look like – we’ll have to wait for a real test unit. Right now, it’s not really out of the ordinary. Obviously, the fact that this device is running on T-Mobile’s “4G” network was one of the focal point of today’s announcement. Specifications from Dell in the extended post.

  • Android 2.2-based tablet delivers a seamless online experience
  • Vibrant 7-inch, multi-touch display with full Adobe Flash 10.1
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera for face-to-face chats on popular services, such as Qik or Skype
  • Widescreen display optimally designed for mobile Web, video and movies
  • Up to 32GB of internal storage, plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS built-in

Dell Streak 7 product homepage

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