Conclusion: The Dell Streak is great for web browsing, watching videos and social networking but its size means that it won’t necessarily fit into a pocket and will prove a bit of a handful for some. This is accentuated by the homescreen view being locked to landscape forcing to you hold it in two hands.
Conclusion: It's hard not to love the Dell Streak unless you prefer smaller, voice-centric smartphones. It's not only a voice phone but a tablet with a 5" display that makes for a better Internet and multimedia experience than 4" and even 4.3" Android smartphones .
Pros: Elegant hardware, pocketable, good price with contract.
Cons: The AT&T version is still on Android 1.6 (soon to be updated to Froyo). The Unlocked version is available with Android 2.2 Froyo.
Excerpt: Here’s what you need to know about me. I spend more time checking e-mail, playing with apps and browsing on my smartphone than actually talking on the device. So what if there was a gadget that had an enormous screen that also focused on apps and reading. Oh, with a phone feature, too.
Pros: Sleek, slim design fits right into the pocket or a tiny purse. Simple UI makes for an easy-peasy experience.
Cons: Shutter lag makes photography difficult, Android 1.6 OS is so last-year. No Flash or tethering.
Excerpt: The Dell Streak is very unusual in the sense that it has all the features of a tablet, but is similar in size to a smartphone. It has a five inch display and a 800 x 480 screen resolution. The screen is bigger than the iPhone 4 and bigger than the Android phones, HTC Evo 4G and Motorola Droid X.
The Dell Streak is designed to hit a 'sweet spot' between smartphones and tablets. But will it be able to challenge Apple's iPad?
Good Gear Guide.au
2 January 2011
Summary: The Dell Streak is an easy to use tablet-cum-smartphone that benefits from the simplicity of the Android OS. Unfortunately, this hybrid device feels unfinished due to the older Android 1.6 operating system it runs, and its odd size may make it too big for a phone yet too small for a tablet.
Pros: Slim design, build quality, excellent display, ease of use, access to Android market, excellent Web browsing and video playback
Cons: Outdated Android 1.6 OS, uncomfortable to carry in jeans pocket, glossy screen doesn't have great visibility in direct sunlight