Dell Dumps Streak 7 In US

Dell hasn’t been all too successful in the tablet market so

far despite having one of the first to market in the shape of the Dell Streak

, however the newer and larger Streak 7 has gone the same way as its smaller borther and has been discontinued – in the US at least.

Dell removed the Streak 7from its online store in the US, simply saying

it was no longer available but you “can still browse [their] other mobile

devices for similar products.”Though this isn’t quite the case as Dell now no longer has any Android tablets for sale in the US.

Initially this move seemed to signal Dell’s

intent to move away completely from the Android tablet market, but a subsequent statement from the company is eager to point out that this is simply not the case. 

It said: “Dell remains committed to the mobility market and

continues to sell products here and in other parts of the world. We remain

committed to expanding our reach beyond PCs with a targeted set of open,

standards-based mobility solutions and services designed for commercial and

mobile professional customers.”

                     Dell Streak 7

A Dell public relations officer added to The Verge that Dell

was not “backing away” from Android, but, considering how they have failed to

make an impact on the market in the US, we would expect the company to possibly look

towards Windows 8 as a possible new platform when it launches later this year.

The Streak 7 went on sale in the UK in April and is still available as of this morning in the Dell UK online store.

While the Streak 5 and 7 have been pulled from the online

store in the US, Dell does also have the Streak Pro, a 10in Android tablet available but it

is currently only available in China with no date for a US launch announced.

While the Streak 7 is still available in certain markets

around the world, its removal from the US marketplace is a strong signal of

where Dell’s intentions lie. We expect to learn a lot more at CES this January so stay

tuned for more news.

Source: The Verge