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Comparing Apple iPad vs. Dell Streak vs. iPod touch

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With its new portable entertainment device, the Streak, Dell has put itself in competition with both the iPad and the iPod touch. The Streak combines the touch's portability and small size with the iPad's always-on connectivity and media-creation tools.

The question is, though, how does the Streak stack up when compared to the iPad and iPod touch? The chart below compares the hardware features of the three devices.

Comparing Apple iPad, iPod touch, and Dell Streak

  iPad iPod touch Dell Streak
Capacity 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 8GB, 32Gb, 64GB 2GB, plus 16GB MicroSD card
Expandable Memory? no no up to 32GB microSD card
Screen size
(in inches)
9.7 3.5 5
Resolution 1024 x 768 960 x 640 800 x 480
Operating
System
iOS 3.2 iOS 4 Android 1.6
Multitasking? no limited yes
Connectivity WiFi, optional 3G WiFi WiFi, optional 3G
Cellular
Provider
AT&T n/a AT&T
Required
Contract
no n/a no
Contract Price $15 or $25/month n/a TBD
Assisted GPS? iPad 3G only no yes
Camera no 2, front & back 2, front & back
Camera Resolution n/a under 1 megapixel 5 megapixel
Records Video? no yes, 720p HD yes
Apps? App Store App Store Android Market
Sensors: Proximity, light, accelerometer yes yes yes
Size (in inches;
w x t x d)
7.47 x 9.56 x 0.5 2.3 x 4.4 x 0.28 6 x 3.1 x 0.4
Weight
(in pounds)
1.5 0.22 0.48
Price US$499 - $829 US$229-$399 US$299 (2-year contract), $549 without
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