Dell Streak 7 sale fails against Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire in U.S.
Dell will halt sales of its Android tablet computer in the U.S. market, as Amazon’s new Kindle Fire has heated up in a market dominated by Apple’s iPad. A message on the Dell’s website said that the seven-inch Streak tablet powered by Google’s mobile operating software would no longer be sold in the United States. The Dell Streak 7 failed to gain momentum after its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. The tablets were priced at $200 as long as buyers signed contracts with telecom service provider T-Mobile.
Amazon has meanwhile reported that its new Kindle Fire tablet was its best-selling product during the Black Friday shopping rush the day after Thanksgiving. Dell Streak 7 will be available in many markets through partners such as Optus in Australia. A 10-inch version of the Streak is sold in China.