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Dell Streak review

The Dell Streak is the first in a stream of Android tablets to appear on the market. We review it to see if it’s in the same league as the Apple iPad

If you throw in phone calls, you can expect to get about five to six hours of talk time. Pretty impressive if you ask us, especially when you consider there's a large screen to power.

On a side note, you may recognise the USB portit's almost identical to Apple's infamous proprietary connection, although don't try to swap between the two.

It's really quirt irritating - in a time when there are many companies attempting to produce a universal charger culture -that companies such as Dell and Apple break the mould by throwing in a larger proprietary port. It takes away the ability to charge all of your devices with one universal charger.

The Dell Streak is much more effective as a small tablet than as a large smartphone. We wouldn't recommend even purchasing one with voice activated.

It's a shame that the device is so slow though, and running on Android 1.6 just isn't acceptable on such a hyped device. Although it will be updated in future, as it stands, we were expecting more.

Verdict

The Dell Streak is an able tablet, it’s just a shame that it’s so sluggish and it runs on Android 1.6. Hopefully an update will bring with it better memory management to speed the device up a little and better business features including Exchange email – otherwise we’ll be very disappointed.

Connectivity: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 900/2100 Display: 480 x 800 pixels, 5.0 inches OS: Google Android 1.6 Camera: five megapicels, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, dual LED flash GPS: A-GPS Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor Wi-Fi: 802.11bg Dimensions: 79.1x10x152.9mm Weight: 220gg Battery: Li-Ion 1530 mAh

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