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Dell’s Mini 5 Tablet Will Include Amazon Kindle Reader

Posted by admin on March 15, 2010


Dell’s Mini 5 Tablet

The Streak, the new Dell’s Mini 5 Tablet, which looks like a large smartphone but not quite as large as a tablet computer, will bring a ton of Amazon services to bear in order to try and compete with the Apple content ecosystem that will surely blow all others away once the iPad starts shipping. Can an Amazon Kindle e-reader application pre-loaded on Dell’s device really give an iPad a run for its money?

The Kindle has one edge on the iPad: it’s been out longer, has a very good customer following and reputation and it already in its second generation. The problem: it’s limited as an e-reader device, not a multi-purpose multimedia platform. Dell’s unit runs the Android operating system, which is a Google product.

Dell’s unit it’s smaller than the iPad, has more features (as is anything non-Apple) and will probably cost less than the entry-level iPad’s $499 price. The limits of the iPhone, though, have not stopped customers from buying them, which is a testament to Apple’s marketing brilliance more than anything. This still won’t be an easy sell for Dell, as the iPad is not just a glorified e-reader.

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