anon, 08 Oct 2010it's not a tablet, it's not phone.. and it has an old version of android.. EPIC FAIL!I've had the Dell Streak (in red direct from Dell) for a week, also bought the car holder/charger kit. I'd read so many negative comments regarding the Steak 'only' having Android 1.6 but I'm very pleased with the product, I'll upgrade when a stable OS update is available (to make it even better) but with the exception of one or two websites (flash) everything that I want to do exceeds my expectations right now. I'm a long time gmail / google calendar (and google voice when I'm in the USA) user, I bought it to use these services and the google maps navigation. The combination of the Android OS and the 5" screen is exceptional, it is without a doubt the best piece of technology I've ever bought. I just wish Dell would allow me to uninstall the apps I don't want (touchdown demo), after all it is my phone not a carrier subsidised unit.
hey just got this phone today on a plan, so far so good but i admit it is kinda too big, espicially if u wear jeans....the camera is ok for normal users tell more later
Does anyone know when the 2.2 upgrade will be available for the streak coz i'm dying to find out how long this good device will be made into a great one..
I Just bought a streak in india. Awesome experience. Camera works great. Unbreakable screen. Beautiful video experience. Internet on 3G works great as well...Fits into ur upper shirt pocket. neatly slim. ...I can go on and on....
Why should I pay EUR599 in order DELL to experiment once more?
Who will really service it? Where will I find accessories once I need? How about spareparts?
No thank you very much........enough experiments for mobile companies!
I got the Dell Streak today. Found it easy to set up and and to navigate my way around. Its mY first time using the android platform as well. I see a few people write not to get it as it's running on the old android version. If Dell are upgrading to the newer version 2.2 by years end, why would u let that stop u from getting it.
I'm an iphone 4 user also and I must say the sensitivity of the touch screen is just superb, it is just as sensitive as the iphone 4. It is quit bigger in size but is as thick as iphone 4. Holding it takes alittle to get used too, however it took me a little time to get used to holding iphone 4 as well.
It slides perfectly into your jeans pocket or trousers pants but u wouldnt want to be wearing tight jeans.
It has been turning itself off a couple of times but not sure whether that's due to all the playing I'm doing currently. When I had a blackberry it did the same also, so no complaints here.
Its very solid like the iphone 4 which I like, it doesn't feel like a plastic toy like samsung models.
I'm loving the 5'' screen, fits so much onto it. I got mine through Optus Australia however I put a Vodafone sim in it and it worked as Optus don't network lock. Surprisingly there is no optus software on it. Just stated this for Australian's who are considering getting the Dell Streak.
At this stage, day 1, I am happy with the Dell Streak At ;p
it's not a tablet, it's not phone.. and it has an old version of android.. EPIC FAIL!
Dell priced it near around 25000 check more mdetails on http://www.dell.com/us/p/mobile-streak/pd
I personally bought this phone 2 days ago, in the last month i have had Samsung Galaxy S, Sony Ericcson X10, HTC Legend, Nokia N97, Motorola Milestone.... All of these phones have individual pros and cons, and so far i havent found any downside to the phone, i use it for calls/text/email/facebook/movies. and my bettery does get drained in a day but i expect that, i had same problem with all the above phones to. But i personally would recommend this phone to anyone who wants to have the world in the hand, and as for the size.. once u put it in ur pocket u barely notice it(unless u wear tight jeans)
Don't buy this, you'll be very disappointed.
I've had 2 and both went wrong.
The back cover will break or the software will screw itself over.
Its not very well featured for its price, It could at least have a better camera and maybe even have the most recent version of Android. Flash 10.1 support is really needed on this for a such a huge screen, it would seem a shame to waste it.
Nice idea Dell, needs much more development
allen, 03 Oct 2010i want to buy a phone thats fits my daily needs..is this phone have a video call like for exam... moreNo, this is not a Video-Phone, though with Fring, you can do a sort of webchat, so it can act as one, if you're data connection is good enough to cope, sadly only wifi works well.
I own one. Have done for two months now, and can say beyond doubt, if you want a good phone, buy a phone. This is more for those who want a pocket computer, and less phone features. It's 5 inch screen means most pages fit nicely on the landscape view without things becoming too illegible, but no flash support thusfar, so the pages are a lil dead looking sometimes.
The latest 2.1 firmware, which was withdrawn, has bugs that make it a little annoying at times, and as it was withdrawn most new Streaks will come with Donut, ie 1.6, and thus annoy even more users.
Stability wise its great, so long as you are careful what you install, and if you use it as a phone primarily, the battery will last a day, tops. If you start using features other than occasional web use, it drains, and fast, the GPS will cane the battery within 4-5 hours, just being on, but again, depends on the apps you have running, some will not touch it, some will.
All in all I'd give this a 3/5, given a choice, I'd swap it for a Palm Pre Plus, but I'm stuck with it on O2 for now.
Can I buy direct from dell unlock? Listed agent under Check Price their price is so high or else shipping under US only or contract, how about outside let us say middle east? Please advice