London: Dell Inc., the world’s third-largest personal computer maker, will start selling its Streak tablet computer in June in the UK, competing with Apple Inc.’s iPad.
The device, equipped with a 5-inch (12.7 cm) screen and using Google Inc.’s Android operating system, will be offered by Telefonica SA’s O2 starting in early June. Dell will also sell the tablet on its website, the Round Rock, Texas-based company said in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday.
The Dell Streak hits the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tablets, Ron Garriques, president of Dell’s communications group, said in a statement. Garriques, the former Motorola Inc. phone chief, joined the unit in December.
Dell is seeking to offer tablet-style computers after the success of Apple’s iPad, which has a 9.7-inch screen and sold 1 million in less than one month after its debut.