The Dell Streak is enjoying tremendous success in the United Kingdom with the exclusive Carrier being O2, although running it on different carriers is possible with a little SIM card editing.
The Dell web-page has dropped the release date in the USA at the end of July. Although pre-orders are not available at the moment, they could go up at any time. Dell itself is being very mysterious about the release date, which is quite baffling. The technology is sound, and many people in the UK are quite happy with the unit.
The Streak will be initially featuring the Android 1.6, but will be able to upgrade to the recently revealed Android 2.2 Froyo with Flash 10.1 in August or September. The rest of the Dell Streak specifications are also quite impressive. For example, within its miniscule dimensions there will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocking at 1GHz. This also powers Google’s Nexus One along with a clutch of other smartphones. Display is in the form of a 5 inch, capacitive multiotuch screen having a 800 x 480 pixel resolution. 2GB of storage comes standard which can be stretched further to 32GB by way of the a micro SDHC card slot. A 1300mAh batterypack will be providing juice to the device.
In addition, there is a 5 mega pixel autofocusing camera with LED flash as well as a video camera, both front facing. However, the Streak won’t have video chat facility as of now. The out-of-the-box connectivity options with the Dell Streak can put to shame even the Apple iPad, as there will be support for WiFi 802.11b/g, Bleutooth 2.1, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, and EDGE right from the beginning. The device also has GPRS capabilities for use with Google Maps Navigation.
An interesting aspect of the Streak is its ability to double up as a smartphone, one that (unlike the competition) you can easily carry around with you. In fact, Dell takes pride in describing it as a tablet with voice capabilities for its potential to replace the day-to-day smartphones that we all have been using. Dell isn’t forthcoming with the battery life estimates of the Streak though its likely to sail through the entire day on a single full charge.
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