Ever since I first got my hands on one I’ve wanted it. The Dell Streak, that is. It just had a certain ‘feel’ about it – a combination of smart phone and portable office that had enough size and weight to it to give it ‘gravitas’.
But it was several months between my first touch and now; in the interim I’ve gone out and purchased an iPad, which I have to say is quite lovely but not the laptop-replacement machine that Apple were probably hoping it would be. But you’d still have to prise it from my cold, dead fingers.
I’m hoping that the Dell Streak will be like my iPad, because I certainly will buy one. My beloved iPhone 3G is getting old and the last few operating system upgrades have slowed it down to a snail’s pace.
APCmag have a great review of the Streak from back in late June, and here’s more stats about it:
- Integrated Google Maps, street and satellite views
- A full screen browsing experience with a 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA display
- Easily integrated social media apps: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
- High resolution 5 MP camera, VGA front facing camera, removable battery, built-in Wi-Fi, mobile broadband and Bluetooth connectivity options
- 2GB of internal storage (via Micro SD) provides plenty of space to access and download Google Android Market’s many options
- Packaged with cushions made from 100 percent sustainable, compostable bamboo
It will be available in Australia on 1 Oct from Optus for $0 upfront on an AUD$59 Cap (see Optus for more details) or AUD$649 standalone.
Follow the twitter discussions about it with the hashtag #DellStreak