Oct 21 AT 1:04 PM Taylor Wimberly 12 Comments

Dell Streak Android MID on video

We already know Dell is working on an Android smartphone and now we learn they have an Android MID (mobile internet device) as well. Vietnamese site Tinhte.com got their hands on an early prototype and captured a quick video. The engineering sample lists the model variant as “US” so it might be headed for our shores.

Highlights of the device include:

  • 5-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen
  • Android 2.0
  • 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash
  • Front-facing video camera
  • 1,300 mAh battery
  • WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G WWAN connectivity

Important details like pricing and availability are unknown at this time.

I’m not really sold on Android MIDs yet after reading the early reviews of the Archos 5. If you own an Android phone, why would you want to carry around a 2nd device like this?

Update: Everyone is calling this a MID, but the pictures from Tinhte clearly show an incoming call. I guess we will have to wait and see when more information leaks out about the device.

The picture speaks for itself.

The picture speaks for itself.

[via Slashgear, Tinhte]

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  • http://twitter.com/DrJeckyl Dr.Jeckyl

    It’s the same guy who reviewed the HTC Click/Tattoo. Cool!

  • christophersilva

    I love the design. I would probably carry this around and my Magic because I have long train rides and could read e-books or watch a nice movie. The screen size is appealing. I also like the full keyboard. I could probably also be productive on the device. Nice one Dell. When can we get one?

  • http://www.nexsoftware.net Justin Shapcott

    That battery is pathetic…

  • pulu

    Is it me or did that guy have like a sixth finger?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Yes, he has six fingers. The same guy from Tinhte has been spotted in multiple Android videos.

  • ravila88x

    If this can make and receive calls and texts. I would ditch my SPRINT HERO for it. Cuz then it would just be an over sized phone. and i wont mind carrying it around. what you guys think? Would you give up your current phones if this turns out to be an over sized phone that will be available to a national carrier?

  • http://yellowrex.com William Furr

    The Archos was half-assed.

    I think this is pretty sweet. It looks less like a MID and more like an oversized smartphone, similar to the Acer Liquid.

    I would totally use a larger phone with a 4-5″ screen in the WVGA format. The larger screen would make for great web browsing, video watching, gaming, and ebook reading. I think I’d need to get a bluetooth headset or headphones for taking calls. I’d feel kinda silly holding that up to my ear.

    I’m not sure about keyboard. A soft keyboard on a screen that size ought to be fairly easy to use, but I really like hardware keyboards. A slider in that form factor might be pretty heavy, though.

    You’d also think they could fit a TON of battery in a case that size; more than enough to make up for the added draw of the screen. If it’s an AMOLED screen, though, the draw is even less.

  • Phil

    Personally I don’t understand the point of a MID. If it was a phone I might carry it even with the extra size, but if it’s not a phone, I’m not going to carry that PLUS a phone around with me. And I’d probably just get a netbook if it didn’t have voice anyway. I don’t understand the market for these things.

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