Dell Streak 7 - canceled

The Dell Streak 7 has joined it’s smaller sibling, the Dell Streak 5, in the growing graveyard of tablets that met an untimely demise.

Dell confirmed today that the Dell Streak 7 has been removed from sale. The company explained the move to Electronista in a statement:

Dell remains committed to the mobility market and continues to sell products here and in other parts of the world. Streak 7 delivered a unique experience for customers who wanted a larger screen-size yet the freedom of staying connected to their personal and professional content while on the-go. It continues to be available in many markets through retail, distributors and carrier partners such as Optus in Australia. A 10-inch version of the tablet, Streak 10 Pro, is currently offered in China, offering the ultimate digital divide between work and life. The Venue and Venue Pro devices, as well, continue to earn accolades for performance, design and functionality around the world. We also recently launched the Latitude ST, a 10-inch Windows 7-based touch-screen tablet designed for vertical markets such as education, finance and healthcare in November of this year. We remain committed to expanding our reach beyond PCs with a targeted set of open, standards-based mobility solutions and services designed for commercial and mobile professional customers.

Apparently the company is not going to move forward with any more Android-based tablets at this time and will wait instead for the release of Windows 8 next year.  Seeing as the next iteration of Windows isn’t due until next fall, this equates to Dell essentially taking a year off from the tablet rat race.  Will this be the wise move for them?  Only time will tell, but my gut feeling is it will be.  They will be able to focus all their energies on releasing the best tablet they can for this new operating system instead of playing a constant game of one-upmanship in the Android rat race.

What do you think about Dell’s plans?

[via Electronista]