Dell Takes another Stab at Android Smartphones with the Streak Pro 101DL for Japan

After early attempts to strike a name for themselves in both the Android smartphone and tablet arenas, Dell has more recently kept rather quiet on both fronts. Their 10-inch Honeycomb slate, the Streak 10 Pro, didn’t see an extremely wide release as the Dell name has slowly fallen out of most Android discussions. The company looks to make a return in a big way with the announcement of the new Dell Streak Pro 101DL, the first full-fledged smartphone entry into the Streak lineup and no slacker in the specs department.

The Streak Pro 101DL is headed for Japan’s SoftBank and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen at qHD resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8260 processor, and an 8MP camera. Other specs include Dell’s Stage 2.0 interface on top of Android 2.3, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and support for Bluetooth 2.1 and 802.11b/g/n.

Japan is slated to get the phone first but Dell does have global sales plans for the new Steak Pro 101DL. It could give Dell just the boost they need to become a relevant Android contributor once again.

[via TechCrunch]

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  • am511

    i think they should stick with manufacturing PC’s and drop the mobile business

  • http://markcarruthers.blogspot.com/ Mark Carruthers

    No thanks Dell!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DVKRPCWQF2VZJ6FRFC3B6YGHCI harold

    I have enjoyed having the streak but i don’t think i would buy a dell phone again.

    • http://profiles.google.com/g.mbirman M B

      can you elaborate on your experience, plz?

      thx

  • MarcusDW

    “4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen at qHD resolution”

    Interesting.

  • babadush

    A vagina shaped phone would have made for a better profit margin

  • http://Phandroid deh2002

    Haters;-)
    Id buy it, I’ll eventually pick up a steak 5 to play with. This phone imo looks as good as the rest of the boring phones we have for offerings here in the states.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EIYADO5RW3DHQHBM4ZXWHMGWRY Edwin

    Remember the Dell release schedule that was leaked earlier this year? I remembered there was a high end device on there that said “Dell Millenium” with a 4.3″ qhd screen and Dual-Core CPU. I think this phone is supposedly that phone so I don’t think that release schedule was rake.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EIYADO5RW3DHQHBM4ZXWHMGWRY Edwin

    Remember the Dell release schedule that was leaked earlier this year? I remembered there was a high end device on there that said “Dell Millenium” with a 4.3″ qhd screen and Dual-Core CPU. I think this phone is supposedly that phone so I don’t think that release schedule was rake.

  • http://www.unlockstreak.com/ UnlockStreak

    As for me, I am EXCITED because I can see already that I’ll be able to help the Japanese unlock it from Softbank to use the Streak Pro on the MUCH better network Docomo. Besides, allow me to brag about the phone preview I wrote (videos from the Softbank conference included) here: http://www.unlockstreak.com/blogs/news/4181282-dell-streak-pro-101dl-launching-january-2012-with-impressive-multimedia-experience