If you ask Dell, HDMI output is just one feature the upcoming Streak has over the iPad, which is limited to a VGA adapter. In other words, sometimes a 5-inch screen isn’t big enough, which is why Dell will offer a home dock for its tablet-phone. Later today Dell will go more in depth on its device and its capabilities at the D8 conference. But in the meantime we wanted to bring you the first photos of this dock, and of a unique carrying case with a built in kickstand. The two models you see on display here of the Streak are the glossy red version and carbon black. (Which do you like better?) The dock also includes a line-out port and USB.
The question is what sorts of premium content Streak owners will be able to access? Will there be much beyond YouTube HQ? Will Dell strike a deal with Amazon for on-demand movies or someone else? What I’m most interested to see is how well Flash videos play on your TV once the Streak gets Android 2.2 (which supports Flash Player 10.1). This HDMI connection will also come in handy for watching videos you record with the built-in camcorder on your big screen. Stay tuned for more details.