Leaked documents (still the best kind) regarding the Dell Mini 5, a.k.a. The Streak, have made their way to Engadget revealing a bevy of color and design selections and a partnership with Amazon for music, eBooks, and video.
Nothing new spec-wise. 5″ capacitive touch display with WVGA 800 x 480 resolution, capacitive touch front buttons, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, front VGA camera for video chat, and 30-pin docking connector. But the all-important pricing, shipping, and carrier info are still unknown.
Some interesting strategy going on with this device. Still not sure how the size will play into its popularity, bigger screen affects pocketability, but I believe there is a need for it to fill. The docking connector is long overdue, as demonstrated by the huge after-market accessory industry that grew around the iPod’s connector, though Dell is cutting out skin/shell makers by providing their own custom finishes. And of course, a partnership with Amazon for content is absolutely crucial. Overall, it looks like they’re doing things right.
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