Here’s a video demo and some photos of the Dell Streak, a mobile device based with a large 5″ display that runs on the Android. The Dell will be available soon direct from Dell with AT&T phone and 3G data service.
The Dell Streak is quite large. This is great if you often watch mobile videos or want to view web pages in their full glory, but it may be too big to use as a phone or lug around all day. If you do plan on using it as a phone, a Bluetooth headset is a must. As you can see, the Streak dwarfs the iPhone 4.
The Dell Streak is capable of running about 40,000 apps built for Google’s Android mobile operating system. Like many Android devices, the Dell Streak has a customized user interface, which means it looks and functions differently than others. The home screen, for example, is optimized for a horizontal orientation, while most Android smartphones are optimized for a vertical orientation.
The larger display makes the Dell Streak better suited for consuming content than using it as a phone. As you can see in the above video, movies look great on the Streak. Speaking of movies, a dock is available that makes it possible to watch movies from the Dell Streak on your HDTV or monitor.
There are some downsides to the Streak being so big. While it is a small tablet device, it’s also a phone, complete with AT&T phone and data service. This means most users will likely carry the Dell Streak as their only mobile device. Depending on your usage patterns, it may be too big to use comfortably as a phone or texting device. The Streak is definitely a two-handed device.
The Dell Streak will cost $299.99 with a two-year AT&T contract and $549.99 without a contract.
Dell Streak Specifications:
- 5″ capacitive multi-touch WVGA (800×480) display, with haptic feedback
- 1GHz Snapdragon processor
- 5 MP camera, dual LED flash t
- 640×480 px front-facing camera
- Headphone jack
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
- Bluetooth 2.1
- UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA
- Micro SD slot
- Google Android