Dell Streak Forum for discussion on Dells 5'' android tablet, the Dell Streak
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Join Date: Jul 2010
10-08-2010, 10:56 PM
Hmm, you're right, it's vodafone only right now isn't it.
Well, of the phones available on o2 right now, I can't think of anything better than the streak.
The standard HTC desire is good, but how are you going to feel 2 months down the line when you're holding a standard Desire and others are using the Desire HD? I'd feel I'd missed a trick I think. You're not going to get that from the streak, as there really is nothing else on the market that directly competes with it, it's quite unique.
The problem is, right now is a difficult time to buy a smartphone, as this generation of hardware is starting to tail off, and come the end of the year, the next generation of hardware with faster processors, better screens, will be coming out, as will android 3.0 (gingerbread) in early 2011 (reportedly), which the next gen of phones will be built for.
If you can wait, I perhaps would go with a sim only contract for a couple of months and see what's on the horizon. If not, seems the streak is the best available right now in my opinion.
(says he confusing the matter even further )
Join Date: Oct 2010
10-09-2010, 09:38 AM
There is a simple fix to the 2.1 screen freeze and jitter problems by editing one parameter in the build.prop file to turn on the GPU hardware acceleration. For some stupid reason Dell left it switched off so all screen operations had to go through the CPU. How dumb. And the fix is so simple and profound that Dell could have issued a small OTA fix to solve it.
Use Universal Androot to root the Streak so you can edit the file. Available from Market.
Join Date: Oct 2010
10-09-2010, 03:34 PM
in the meanwhile I can only do more research...ha ha...and also wait for dell/o2 to release something more stable!
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: West Berkshire, UK
10-09-2010, 10:27 PM
Don't bother. I loved my Streak, initially, but I've had problems since the 2.1 update, and I'm not the only one having issues. I think you'd be better off just waiting a while, as previous posters have mentioned, because of the Froyo update. Once that's out, everyone will have a nice idea about how good the Streak really is.
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