Dell has confirmed it will launch a 7-inch version of its Dell Streak Android tablet at CES in Las Vegas.

The new tablet that is hoping to go up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Motorola’s new Xoom tablet.

The new Dell Streak 7 will come with Android 2.2 at launch although Dell has confirmed that it will be getting Honeycomb (Android 3.0) very soon after. 

However, it will get a speed boost with an Nvidia Tegra dual-core processor superchip.

The Streak 7’s built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth capability and innovative front- and rear-facing cameras make chatting face-to-face with friends over 3G or Wi-Fi connections effortless, both at home and on the go; in the US you'll get 4G connectivity.

“Once you have the new Dell Streak 7 tablet in your hands, you won’t be able to put it down”, said John Thode, vice president of Dell’s Mobility Product Group. "It will quickly become the ultimate device for the socially connected who want to do everything from watching great content, to chatting with friends, to taking high-resolution pictures and immediately sharing them with their friends and family”.

According to Dell it will be available in the coming weeks.

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