Dell Streak strikes AT&T Friday, gets video overview
By Ari Driessen
It’s a smartphone, it’s a tablet, it’s…the Dell Streak! Streaking onto AT&T’s network Friday, Dell’s Android-powered entrant into the mobile market can most aptly be described as a tablet/smartphone hybrid that offers the standard Android phone fare along with 5 incredible inches of screen real-estate.
Dwarfing the likes the of even the HTC EVO 4G (Sprint) and DROID X (Verizon Wireless), the Streak touts an impressive web browsing experience that approaches that of true tablets like Apple’s iPad. Although still stuck on Android 1.6, the Streak is expected to get a serving of Android 2.2 Froyo– the latest version — in the coming months.
We were lucky enough to be able to spend some time with the Streak [video at right], and while we aren’t sure the Streak is right for everyone, we certainly understand the appeal of having a veritable tablet computer in your pocket (just be sure you’re not wearing your skinny jeans).
Features & Specifications
- Android platform complete with Android Market and Dell user interface enhancements
- Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon solution with integrated 1GHz processor
- 3G + Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
- UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps
- 5 MP Autofocus camera with dual LED flash. Easily point, shoot, and upload to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and more
- User accessible Micro SD expandable memory available up to 32GB. Store up to 42 movies or 32,000 photos, or 16,000 songs with a 32GB Micro SD upgrade
- Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views
- A full screen browsing experience with a 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA display
- Easily integrated social media apps: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
- High resolution 5 MP camera, VGA front facing camera for video chat, removable battery, built-in Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity options
- 2GB of internal storage provides plenty of space to access and download Google Android Market’s many options
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