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Dell Streak 32GB Mobile Phone Review

Category : Dell, Mobile Phones

The Dell Streak 32GB Mobile Phone is one of many iPad rivals trying to beat Apple at their own game. This sleek, tablet device with its 5 inch multi touch screen, has the processing power and functionality, with the latest Android operating system, to take on not only the iPad, but all the big guns in the mobile tablet device/smartphone market.

So is the Dell Streak 32GB a smartphone or a tablet device? Perhaps a “smart-tablet”? The lines are increasingly becoming blurred but there is no doubt the Streak is a contender for the iPad crown and the pick of the smartphone bunch such as the HTC Desire, Google Nexus One and Motorola Milestone.

In terms of looks, the Dell Streak 32GB follows the typical tablet layout with a landscape home screen rather than the portrait layout seen on most touchscreen smartphones. The multi-touch screen at just 5 inches would normally be considered too small to be a tablet device, yet too large to be considered a smartphone. The Dell Streak has obviously set out to occupy the middle ground and serve as both a smartphone and tablet – but does it offer the best of both worlds or is it just a poor compromise?

The Dell Streak 32GB a very sleek device, at just 9.98mm, it’s even slimmer than the HTC Desire. The entire front screen is a touch sensitive panel with Back, Menu and Home buttons, each of these buttons provides feedback by way of haptic vibration (a tactile feedback technology that takes advantage of a user’s sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, and/or motions to the user) upon contact. So far sounds like a normal tablet device, but add in the decent 5 megapixel camera with dual flash and a front facing VGA web cam and suddenly iPad owners are getting jealous!

The display features reinforced, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass, an environmentally friendly alkali-aluminosilicate thin-sheet glass. Elegant, lightweight and extremely durable. With 480 x 800 pixel resolution that perfectly suits widescreen video footage.

Advantages: Gorilla glass screen with rich and vibrant colours, great camera, fantastic web browser, sleek and slim design, top hardware spec with fast processor, Google maps satellite navigation. For those looking for a compromise between the iPad and a decent smartphone, this is as good as it gets!

Disadvantages: Music player only average for this type of device, that gorilla glass screen shows fingerprints all too easily.

The Dell Streak 32GB is not as good as an iPad for watching movies and not quite as good as the top smartphones as a mobile device. However it offers most of the benefits of tablet devices and smartphones in a very attractive looking package with a competitive price tag. It is certainly the closest thing to the best of both worlds currently on the market. Available now on O2.

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