We were at the Dell Press Conference in Bangalore this morning where the company launched it’s Android device the Streak. This is the first time the computer maker is launching a mobile phone in India
UPDATE: Price of the Streak is Rs.34,990 and will be available for pre-booking at Dell Stores and Tata Docomo Dive In stores starting from October 15th
Dell, I’ve used lots of Dell products and i’ve to say that I am a BIG fan of their products Build quality,and service. Dell Streak was in buzz from Quiet a long time i’d say its because of Android and impressive Specs what Streak has in house.
So what does this tablet offer you?
Yes u, got a mobile device that offers tons of flexibility thanks to Android again. The Dell Streak brings together a great web browsing experience, multi-tasking capability, slick turn by turn navigation and a great way to enjoy your photos, movies and music into a sleek device that’s built for mobility.
The Dell Streak is a hybrid device that lives in the space between a smartphone and other larger tablets or netbooks that exists. Its greatly designed , weighs less, the whole device is a lot sleeker 10mm, dude that’s super slim. Also we got to know something new that, Dell Streak will ship with cushions made from bamboo.
So what was a bummer with the device?
Android 1.6, yes it runs on Outdated Android 1.6 (i’d say, but it still does the job). So good people at the Dell launch event told us that it’ll be getting Android 2.2 update via over-the-air updates later this year, it includes Adoble Flash 10.1, plus other enhancements like video chat applications and more.
So was the device fun to use?
Device is fun to use as a tablet in areas like like browsing the web, playing games or watching video. Because it’s made with Gorilla Glass the screen also has a pretty big durability advantage over more fragile mobile devices. Dell Streak also offers all kinds of Dell Streak accessories like a car dock kit, battery replacements, a home AV dock and more.
PS : Also u can make calls!
Hardware-wise, the Dell Streak features :
• A 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA (800×480) with Gorilla Glass.
• 1GHz Snapdragon ARM-based mobile processor from Qualcomm
• 5 MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash with quick sharing to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and more .
• VGA front-facing camera for video chat.
• A user-removable (and replaceable) battery.
• A 3.5mm headphone jack means many of you can use the Dell Streak as the music source (and more) in your car
• Integrated 3G + Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + Bluetooth 2.1
• UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA
• Come with 16GB Micro SD card , also expandable up to 32GB
• Microsoft Exchange connectivity and integration through TouchDown
• Google Voice support
• Integrated Google Maps with voice-activated search, turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views (Some Areas only)
Here is a short video overview of the device.
This report was contributed by Arun