A week after Michael Dell let slip that his company’s new Streak mini tablet/smartphone devices will go on sale in June, I spotted a batch of them being tested in Belltown.
Network techs had a bank of the Android-powered gadgets aimed up Second Avenue and connected to a set of laptops during the lunch hour today. They were just around the corner from the now-defunct Brasa restaurant.
I asked if they were working on network upgrades, but the techs said they were testing the devices’ performance with e-911 services for AT&T.
They told me a little too late that I couldn’t take pictures of the Streaks, which were on clear display on a public sidewalk anyway.
Streaks have been glimpsed here and there, but I hadn’t seen a red one before. The hardware design reminded me a bit of Dell’s latest Studio XPS desktops.
AT&T hasn’t yet announced the Streaks and a spokeswoman didn’t have an update today.
Here’s a Streak video demo that surfaced last fall: