Skip to main content

Dell Inc unveiled a new 7-inch touchscreen tablet that will run on T-Mobile's high-speed 4G network as the PC maker expands its aggressive move into the mobile market.

The Streak, which runs on Google's Android software, sports a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and support for Adobe's Flash multimedia software.

Dell announced the Streak during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show on Thursday. The company did not say when the device will be available. T-Mobile USA Inc is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG

Story continues below advertisement

Dell launched its first smartphone in 2009 and branched into the tablet market in 2010 with a 5-inch Streak model.

But analysts say Dell's mobile products have yet to gain traction. The executive in charge of Dell's mobile group, Ron Garriques, is leaving the company this month. Garriques was a high-profile hire when he arrived at Dell in early 2007.

Dell, which vies with Acer Inc for the No. 2 slot in the global PC market, still gets more than half its revenue from PC sales, although the company is trying to diversify into higher-margin businesses such as storage.

Dell CEO Michael Dell has promised that the company will make a big push into the mobile market.

Shares of Round Rock, Texas-based Dell rose 2.6 percent to $14.23 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq.



Report an error
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.