Dell Streak Pro delayed until 2012

One day it is coming soon, the next it isn't. The Dell Streak Pro 10-inch Android tablet that is.

First spotted at CES and picking up a new name when it was detailed just a couple of weeks ago, the Dell Streak Pro was the big brother of the Dell Streak 7, with the added bonus of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Also confirmed was Nvidia's Tegra 2 (T20) chip, a brushed aluminium back, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB storage options, dual microphones, dual cameras (two-megapixel on the front, five-megapixel on the back) 1080p video playback, and a choice of four colours - blue, pink, black, and red.

Sound appealing? Well, we have sone bad news. It's unlikely to make it to the UK this side of Christmas. According to Engadget, Dell's VP John Thode  has stated that the tablet will launch in China this summer, but has been delayed for the US until 2012. For the US, you can also read UK.

Dell's reasoning is pricing via the mobile networks and more interestingly, users being unaware of 'what exactly Android is bringing', which we're reading as the general public not really being tuned into the Android 'brand' just yet.

2012 is a long time off – long enough for the Dell Streak Pro to become yesterday's technology. However, a launch early in 2012 will allow Dell to slip in the all-new Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS and a new processor at the very least. Which should still make it a contender in the tablet market, especially if Android awareness picks up over that period.

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