Dell Streak 5-inch Tablet Phone Coming Soon To O2 UK

By 11:17 Sun, 08 Aug 2021 Comments


Where do touch phones discontinue 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 Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) voice and data capabilities along with 3G and HSPA under its belt. That sounds very phone-like to us.

The 10mm-thin Dell Streak runs a customized Android 1.6 Cupcake UI. No worries though, Dell should deliver a v2.2 Froyo update later this year for a serious speed boost. Still, the Snapdragon processor should be quick enough even at Android 1.6, though the 256Mega Bytes (MB) Random-Access Memory (RAM) seems a bit low, some smartphones have double that amount.






Photos of the Dell Streak phone/tablet thing

The classy screen on the Streak is a 5-inch TFT with WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution (800 x 480) with multi-touch support. The sheer size is definitely an edge in web browsing versus phones and it also has a built-in GPS receiver with Google Maps.

Other features include a 5MP auto-focus capturing camera with dual-LED flash and a secondary capturing camera for video calling (hold that iPad). The retail package also comes with a dock with HDMI out.

Watch Kevin Andrew from Dell talk about the Dell Streak and give you a quick video demo. First he calls it a tablet, then he goes on to say he’s used it as a primary phone. Gosh, this thing weighs 220 grams so that really shows some dedication. Kevin naturally admits he's used a Bluetooth headset to do most of the talking on the Streak.

The Dell Streak will be available exclusively on O2 UK starting on 4 June but pricing info hasn’t been announced yet. It should be available from O2 stores and also Carphone Warehoutilize and Dell online stores.

Source: O2, Dell, Carphone Warehouse


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