Dell has officially unveiled the new Dell Streak Pro in China, at a press conference in Beijing. It will be the first smartphone powered by the new Baidu Yi platform. It will be available on China Unicom and packs in some really impressive hardware.
It comes with a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor and a 4.3 inch SuperAMOLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It comes with Baidu’s new Yi smartphone platform, which is customized for Chinese customers. It comes integrated with a lot of popular Baidu services, and is also compatible with Android apps. It will presumably come with an 8 MP camera.
Dell has been focusing on China a lot lately. It recently launched the Streak 10 tablet there, and now a new smartphone exclusively for China.
“Dell will choose to release more and more products for China, as its first place to launch in the world, because China is becoming an important market,” said Michael Yang, Dell’s President of Greater China.
Dell had first launched a variant of the Dell Streak Pro in Japan in September, but it was powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It may launch the smartphone globally soon, but hasn’t revealed anything on that front yet.
Here’s the official announcement by Dell: Dell launches Streak Pro smartphone for customers in China
Dell hasn’t had much luck with its Android offerings. The Dell Streak, a smartphone-tablet hybrid wasn’t really selling much, and was widely considered to be a flop. Dell announced the Dell Streak 7 tablet at CES 2011. It will be launching soon in the US and is already available in the UK.
We reported on the rumored 10 inch Android tablet that Dell was working on, around 3 weeks ago. Today, Dell’s tablet roadmap for 2011 has leaked out. It gives us details about Dell’s tablet strategy as well as the tablet launches it has planned for the year.
Dell will be launching three tablets in 2011. The Dell Streak Pro will be a Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet with a 10 inch WXGA display (1280 x 800 pixels). It will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra T25 processor and will come with mics for video chat. It will also have an “enterprise application stack” and the Dell Stage 1.5 UI on top of Honeycomb. It will be launched in June 2011.
The other two tablets – Dell Latitude ST and Latitude XT-3 – will run Windows 7. The Latitude ST has a 10 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and a 1.5 GHz Intel Oak Trail CPU with 2 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD support. The Latitude XT-3 will have a 13 inch display with the Intel Huron River processor and 4 GB RAM. The Latitude ST will be launched in October while the Latitude XT-3 is slated for a July launch.