When people think of ambitious tablets that are unsuccessfully trying to go head-to-head with Apple's
One of the last companies to come to mind -- at least to my mind -- is Dell
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in January this year in Las Vegas, Dell and T-Mobile together unveiled the Streak 7 as a follow-up to the also-unsuccessful Streak 5, both of which featured Google
The Streak 7 has now suffered a similar fate, discreetly shuffling offstage after less than a year. Dell told Engadget in a statement that the company "remains committed to the mobility market," while pointing out that the 10-inch version, the Streak 10 Pro, is currently offered in China. There have been rumblings that the 10-incher would come stateside, but that hasn't panned out yet.
CEO and founder Michael Dell has mostly placed the blame of Dell's flailing tablet offerings on Android, saying the Android tablet market "has not developed to the expectations" the company had. Instead, Dell will be focusing its mobile strategy on Microsoft
As much as I like Windows 8, sitting on the sidelines for a year is an eternity in tech. Microsoft is already late to the party, and now Dell wants to tag along for a belated after-party.
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