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Dell tablet is set for release

FCC will let it be
Tue Apr 20 2010, 10:25

GREY BOX MAKER Dell has gotten official approval in the US for its forthcoming tablet.

The Mini 5 has been given the nod by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Looking through the filing that went with the FCC application it indicates that several US networks have signed up to use the gear.

The Android device, which will be known as the Streak, has been confirmed for AT&T but will also appear on T-Mobile

The Snapdragon CPU powered portable device uses the WCDMA Band IV frequency, which is used by T-Mobile.

It looks like Dell is going to try a model which is the opposite to that of the dogma of Steve Jobs. Instead of giving the gear to one supplier you might be able to make more cash if you stick it in the paws of as many as possible.

While this makes less sense if you have your own big application store, Dell is relying on its heavy integration with Amazon features, including Kindle services.

Dell's 5-inch tablet device is expected to ship this summer. µ



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