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Default My DELL Streak review - 06-16-2010, 02:31 PM

My DELL Streak review



  • Pros: Incredible large screen, feature-rich phone, long battery life, instinctive and intuitive to use.
    The keyboard magically appears on screen whenever needed and is superbly designed with a numeric keypad included.
Cons: No drawbacks that I can find apart from slow synchronisation with Microsoft Outlook. No doubt this will be fixed with the forthcoming free Android version update.


Summary: First let me say the Dell Streak is simply superb. If it were possible I'd unhesitatingly give it a 10 out of 10 star rating. The initial quick start guide is enough to get started and there is a very comprehensive 140 page manual in a folder on the device itself.

Working as a computer technician fixing PC's running Microsoft Windows, the Streak is the perfect mobile office and entertainment centre device for my daily needs. I've never been a fan of the Apple Mac world and neither the iPhone nor the iPad offered the type of comprehensive 'all-in-one' gadget required.

With the Streak I can phone, browse the net and email while on the move in any location. The design is perfect with buttons all well placed and easy and responsive to use.


The keyboard magically appears on screen whenever needed and is superbly designed with a numeric keypad included. It makes text messaging so simple rather than a chore. By the way, I cannot understand people who want to use their thumbs to type on a keyboard pointless or what?

The 5mp camera gives fine, sharp images although slightly over saturated in colour while the camcoder facility produces excellent footage without over-vivid colours.

The Android apps are abundant and frequently free. The addition of a text to speech app to Google Maps turns the Streak into a fantastic sat nav machine. The option to use a Google Earth overhead view while navigating and Street View when nearing your destination is simply awesome.

Browsing the internet is just a joy with web pages appearing exactly as they would on your PC. Photos displayed on screen look stunning and all sound and picture content is easily accessed and controlled. Email is easy to set up and synchronisation with Microsoft Outlook's Calendar, Contacts and Inbox works brilliantly if a little slow.

Incredible large screen, feature-rich phone, long battery life, instinctive and intuitive to use - the Dell Streak is absolutely outstanding. It's twice as good as I dared to hope it would be! It's the ideal device for anyone wanting something that at last fills the gap between gadgets like the iPad and the Smartphone.

Finally, by coincidence and unbeknown to me, my son who is far more 'tech-savvy' than I am, also bought a Streak on the same day I got mine. He is equally impressed and delighted with it.

For 35 a month over 2 years and free from O2, with unlimited web access and 600 call minutes, the Streak has really gone clear. A true bargain and not to be missed!
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