Dell's new "Streak" gadget will in the U.K. and will come to the States "later this summer."
At first blush, people are suggesting that Dell's new device will , because they're both bigger than cellphones and smaller than laptops.
Sorry, but this is no iPad killer. They're not even in the same category.
The Dell streak has a relatively small screen that is one-fourth the size of the iPad's. The iPad is designed to be the next generation of personal computing; the Dell Streak is simply too small to compare.
If anything, the Streak could provide for Apple's iPod touch — as a pocket-sized app machine that can play video and be used for some lightweight web surfing. We've an iPod touch-like device, which isn't tied to a long-term cellular contract. Maybe this will be it. (Depends on price, etc. And, notably, Android devices still need a legal way to download movies/TV episodes.)
But this is no threat to the iPad.