Dell Streak 7 has concealed phone features?

The Dell Streak 7 might very well be made available with calling abilities in the near future
Pallab Jyotee Hazarika,

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The Dell Streak 7 is Dell’s latest entrant into the world of Android tablets, being launched this month in the States.  The nifty new device is being officially marketed by Dell only as a tablet, unlike its younger tablet-cum-smartphone sibling the Dell Streak 5.

But now, experts who have got their hands on the new tablet share with us that the phone has concealed abilities to even make phone calls. To achieve this, one has to tap the phone icon to open the contact manager. Upon opening the contact manager you can bring up a dialer that can be used to call other phone numbers; however the call is automatically hung up within seconds of ringing the called number. This certainly seems to be a goof-up by Dell at first look, but is it necessarily? Maybe Dell plans to unlock the phone features of the Streak 7 soon enough after reaching some kind of an agreement with the carrier companies in the US or it might also point to the fact that Dell might make the calling ability of the tablet usable in other nations where the Streak 7 will be sold.

Standard specs of the Dell Streak 7 include a 7-inch, 800 X 480 pixel capacitive multi-touch display and a 10Wh battery. Currently, the Android 2.2 (Froyo)-powered tablet equipped with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 512MB of memory, and is being sold in the US for a price 0f $450, made available by T-Mobile with 3G and Wi-Fi access.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-02- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)