Take That, iPad. First Hands-on with Dell Streak HDMI Dock

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.

Mark Spoonauer
Mark Spoonauer
Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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  1. Deadpan Says:

    Can we get some shots of the front of the case?
    I can see two microSD sleeves, what else does it have?

  2. Fanfoot Says:

    Nice. Much prefer the red myself. The dock looks nice. Not sure about the case would have to see more pics. Looks a little thick though. I don’t have any idea whether this thing will be a success or not but at least it’s not a “me too” product. Nice to see Dell go for it sometimes.

  3. Online Gamer Girl Says:

    So why exactly would I need this device? If you get the version that is reviewed, (The 64 Gig one) its over 800 bucks. You could buy a very good laptop for that, and one that has things like Flash Player and a camera.

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