Dell Streak Is Big Phone On Campus
By: Bill Armstrong (Contributing Editor)
Is it a giant phone? Is it a small tablet? Yes. Dell, one of the leading computer manufacturers in the world has made its foray into the mobile phone world with the Dell Streak. The Streak, already released in Europe, is set to make its US debut very soon.
Combining the features of a phone, personal media player, and tablet PC, Dell is hoping to provide an all in one solution for your mobile needs. Powered by Android, the Streak offers a mammoth 5 inch display. While this size pushes the limits of pocket portability, it offers a perfect screen for browsing the web, watching videos, or playing games. The ultra fast Snapdragon processor will let you perform these tasks without much delay. Being an Android device, you will have access to the full array of Google tools that have made Android phones such a success. These include Google search, Google Maps, Text to Voice GPS, the Android Marketplace, and Gmail. All the tools one needs to stay happy and productive on the move. A 5mp camera and 512mb of ram round out the major features.
The current European release is using an older version of Android, 1.6. Most Android phones in the US are running on Froyo, v2.2. Hopefully an early update will bring the Streak up to date with the rest of us. Dell is hoping for a home run with this sizeable entry, and this extra large device will have no small task in competing with the amazing line up of tablets and touch screen phones available now. Check out more on the Dell Streak at dell.com.