More blood on Apple iPad’s touchscreen: Dell’s Streak 5 tablet is dead

“While Google hoped its Android platform could take on the iPad this year, its licensees are finding it difficult to even compete with Apple on the low end,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

“On example, Dell’s Streak 5 (aka Mini 5), has just been discontinued,” Dilger reports. “Dell introduced the Streak 5 (originally named Mini 5), a hybrid small tablet/smartphone in May 2010, with both a 5 inch display and 3G calling features that placed it somewhere between Apple’s iPod touch and iPad.”

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Dilger reports, “The Streak 5 originally shipped with Android 1.6, but was updated to Android 2.1 (incurring the wrath of customers who complained about the over the air update adding bugs and taking away existing software features) and finally Android 2.2 Froyo last winter. It will not possible to upgrade to Android 3.0 Honeycomb or the forthcoming Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich… The company still sells its 7 inch Streak.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: That 7-inch Streak is dead, too. It was DOA. <a href="here” target=”_blank”>Dead On Arrival.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]

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  1. Steve Jobs shouting across the work cubicle in his house to his resident secretary, “Get me Michael Dell on the phone!”

    Secretary, “Michael Dell on the line for you, sir.”

    Steve, “Oh hello Mchael, has Dell’s wining streak come to an end?”

  2. What is with this “More blood on Apple iPad’s touchscreen” CRAP? Why are you trying to demonize Apple by makApple just makes great products because they know what they are doing.

    1. Long standing tradition here at MDN, beginning with the iPods’ “blood on the clickwheel” of the hoard of ‘iPod killers’ brought forth by clueless tech companies that made their name by selling cheap crap with useless features that were difficult to use if you even wanted to use them. History now, but fresh memories for those of us who championed Apple when they were climbing back from beleaguered.
      Balmer- may he run Microsoft as long as it takes!

      1. I have been an Apple fan since long before anyone considered the mac to have any kind of panache.

        I am glad that Apple is ruling the roost in the areas it chooses to compete. That said, even I a staunch Apple supporter, am getting tired of the blood on stories and comments.

        I love Apple’s victories and market shares. I just think that I don’t need the blood on whatever stuff. We can all read and see and enjoy, how Apple, the company,most analysts counted out, and relatively few people cared about before Steve’s return, has come back to dominate in so many ways.

        I don’t need any blood on to feel good about Apple’s success.

        Why not elevate your thinking about Apple as a winner.

        When a sports team dominates, people come to expect it. After they have beaten lontime rivals a few times, there is no need to talk in the simple minded terms of blood on etc.

        And yes I have lived thru the windows users sneers at any mention of Apple.

        I just smile a lot now!

        1. Well I’m just glad that your not in charge of apple because obviously steve jobs isn’t afraid to get a little blood on his hands when it helps the company.

            1. @MAChiavelli – To quote the late, great David Niven, “Probably the only laugh that man will get in his life is by… showing his shortcomings.”

  3. When you give away free software, it is permissible for google android to make colossal blunders that cost their partners millions of dollars and reflect poorly on their brands. Google does not care about Dell’s brand.

    1. No one knows for sure until it arrives, but best guess is at or near the time of release of the next iPhone.

      Probably September although there are rumors that it could be October. Apple said, in the fall.

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