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Dell Streak 5-inch tablet phone coming soon to O2 UK

Dell Streak 5-inch tablet phone coming soon to O2 UK - read the full textWhere do touch phones end and tablets begin? Well, the 5-inch Dell Streak is certainly bound to push the border further than the HTC HD2 and its 4.3-inch screen. The tablet moniker is actually misleading since the Streak has got full GSM voice and data capabilities along with 3G and HSPA under its...

 

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  • 2011-03-11 08:06
  • ut$Q

Thats just what i need thanks Dell

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  • 2011-02-01 23:58
  • pc8y

its very good product, everyone must get it..

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  • 2010-11-01 06:14
  • Kx1@
  • Laskar NPK PELANGI S
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Class is starting and this loser professor says we can use laptops and cell phones. I'll put my laptop away

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  • 2010-11-01 06:06
  • Kx1@

The video really made me change my mind about the device. Its precisely the kind of product that might be a niche right now, but is the future looking 2-3 years down the road. Like he said "perfect in between device"

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  • 2010-05-26 23:36
  • synm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-05-26 14:50 from MFGP - click to readI still think it's pretty pocket friendly due to the excellent job Dell did on the slimness, albeit not pant pockets, but easily the inside pockets of various jackets and coats, and even business planners.

At least it won't stick out like you have pack of cigarettes in your pocket which plenty of phones do like the iPhone which rounds the edges just people won't understand that it's bulky in the midsection. This one actually seems pretty thin and flat. You do get a sense of the market segment Dell are aiming at.



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  • 2010-05-26 18:55
  • M8Tu

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-05-26 15:12 from pskg - click to readIt will get a 2.2 update later this year.

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  • 2010-05-26 15:29
  • MFGP

> In reply to scoopyscoopy @ 2010-05-26 11:45 from x$KK - click to readI agree with you: the iPhone is toy, not a working tool.

What I don't understand is why is it coming out with Android 1.6 when 2.2 is already in the works. Bad commercial move.

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  • 2010-05-26 15:12
  • pskg

> In reply to scoopyscoopy @ 2010-05-26 11:45 from x$KK - click to readI agree with you 1000%! In combination with a blue tooth headset this could blow most phones, plus the iPad (only advantage: long battery life), out of the water.

I also think to call the Streak/Mini 5 a "tablet" is misleading because it makes people compare it with devices like iPad and netbooks, which have a different purpose. The Streak/Mini 5 is a PDA, albeit with an unusually large screen: you get the media and business capabilities of a PC/netbook, PLUS the connectivity, telephony and messaging functionality of a phone. The large screen offers convenient reading of documents, ebooks, internet, video, gaming, txting and so on, but (unlike iPad or netbook) is not too big to fit into a purse or handbag. For me, that's a perfect combination.

Too bad that it will be exclusive to O2. Dell is making the same short-sighted mistake as Apple did with the iPhone by going for the network with the biggest wallet, not the one with the best coverage or data capability. Many people held off getting an iPhone until it became available on other networks, and when it did, many people who had moved to O2 to get the iPhone moved back to Vodafone or Orange as fast as they could. Judging from the negative comments here, Dell should try to attract as many customers as possible to the Streak/Mini 5, so by making it exclusive they may have scuppered their chances of it becoming a success.

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  • 2010-05-26 14:50
  • MFGP

> In reply to stab116 @ 2010-05-26 08:47 from LayX - click to readI don't agree a device like Dell Streak has no purpose. Well, may be for some people.

I am a businessman, so I don't need a device like iPad, it's basically useless. HP Slate is ok but it should has mobile OS rather than Windows 7. I hate the device working slow and not finger friendly.

For Dell Streak, it's perfect. A larger screen and it can pretty much do everything. It's a all in one device not like iPad. No cameras, doesn't do this and that. What a annoying thing?

I mostly use Bluetooth handset, therefore, the size doesn't matter much. But it makes my eyes easier when I go online. Most of the smartphones are quite small to use the web.

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  • 2010-05-26 11:45
  • x$KK

imo a tablet shouldn't be something between a netbook and a smartphone, it should be a netbook with a touchscreen (like the ipad or hp slate). a device like the deal streak has no purpose. it's too big to be a phone and too small to succesfully accomplish the tasks a tablet should. if you want superior web browsing, office stuff, watching movies etc. a smartphone + tablet combination is the best solution, not a compromise like the dell streak.

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  • 2010-05-26 08:47
  • LayX

> In reply to scoopyscoopy @ 2010-05-25 20:52 from x$KK - click to readwon't be long til HP joins the fray though...
what with their acquisition of Palm...

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  • 2010-05-26 05:27
  • vjsi

i reckon this more like a phone than a tablet tbh, screen is not big enough for tablet and a lil large for a mobile... maybe a mini tablet..? rather wait for another companies tablet.

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  • 2010-05-26 02:22
  • xx5V

It was probably meant as a small Tablet, but without phone-features, this phone would be left out of the Android market, due to Google policy...

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  • 2010-05-26 01:11
  • mhBf

For me I think LGs GW990 would have been better... seemed more reasonble. More ram, 1024x480 resolution, probably better camera performance. Larger capacity battery, smaller size, sure only 4.8" screen, but the sized felt more userfriendly.
Well, that one is cancelled, so this inte the only one left in the segment.

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  • 2010-05-26 01:09
  • mhBf

O2 data speed is not good, but their fair usage policy is miles higher than that of all the other carriers.

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  • 2010-05-26 00:06
  • M6rN

It having 256mb RAM isnt that bad because the android os takes cares of the apps itself so unless you open up a million apps its still going to be fine. I want it

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  • 2010-05-25 23:41
  • tAV3

Scoff at the size of this if you will, but you can't argue with Dell Thunder - seems to have all devotees are looking for, check it out.

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  • 2010-05-25 23:14
  • nFyN

1.6 Cupcake UI 256MB RAM !! Seems It Were Made Back iIn 2008 lol xD

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  • 2010-05-25 22:34
  • 3LBs

Nice device. Probably the price is annoying. And even that the iPad is absolutely stupid gadget, it can give you more reasons to obtain it on a half of the price.
I can't understand people who give 500 euro for such crap

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  • 2010-05-25 21:57
  • 3XLb

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