Product Type: Dell Smartphone
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Not just a mobile device
Member Name: tangoman84
Advantages: Strong 5" touch screen, 5mp camera, internet easy to use and quick
Disadvantages: Large and weighty
Having for a number of years been into my technology but having gone for a mobile phone based on looks over substance I decided that a change was in order and so after hearing of the new offering from Dell I decided to take out a contract with O2 meaning that the Dell Streak would come free as part of my package.
The Dell Streak is a new concept which Dell hope may create and then corner a new market with those who wish to have functionality of a tablet pc (eg an IPAD) but being slightly bigger than a mobile phone but does this really work as a concept?
Having had my Streak for a number of months now I have been impressed with the overall quality and feel of the item and even though the device is weighty, for some people this is a negativeI have found this to be something I got used to quickly and actually found to be good as it means that you have less chance of losing it (you can't walk away and not notice a difference in the weight in your pockets).
The 5" screen on the phone is excellent in terms of picture quality, colours and brightness and thanks to being made of toughened gorilla glass the screen is not like other touch screens which you worry about cracking or damaging as it has a feeling of strength and toughness to it aswell as quality. The screen being large does have a drawback in that it drains the battery very quickly (normally I will charge my phone every day) but as it can be used for so much it becomes something which is less of a drawback than it at first seems.
So what does the phone give you?
The Streak gives you a mobile phone with text, picture, media messaging, e-mails, fully internet, book reader, 5mp camera, video capabilities, you tube, social networking capabilities, chat through messenger, calender, alarm clock, calculator, games, GPS, navigation, goodle maps and much more.
The phone uses the google android operating system and using the google marketplace you can purchase and download many applications for your mobile including games, lie detectors, heart rate monitors, photo editing software, book readers, news feeds, etc.
So with all of this available what of the quality?
The phone is well designed and easy to use with an easy to use touch screen that enables quick and simple navigation. The quality of the speaker and microphone are good which shoes Dell has not negleted to remember its roots as a mobile phone device as the main usage.
An easy to read and strongly put together screen make the device simple to use as a book reader, use the internet on or view the photos you have just taken with the good quality 5mp camera.
I have had this for a number of months and use it all of the time for a variety of things and simply can't recommend the phone enough to people. Drawbacks for some would be its weight and size but see past this just being a mobile phone and all you are getting in one portable device and you will understand why I disregard these drawbacks and say that given a small amount of time it will become something you love and use all the time too.
Summary: A well thought out offering for those willing to think outside the box