Dell Streak 5 review


Dell Streak 5 review

The Dell Streak 5 has taken tablet pcs to a new level with a high quality 5 inch touch screen. Based upon the Android 2.2 Froyo platform, the Dell Streak is known for its speed, portability and flexibility. The screen makes certain that those who enjoy reading ebooks on their tablet pcs can view text easily and simply. You can access the Kindle Store for a great selection of ebooks to choose from as well. Gaming and watching videos is also greatly enhanced with the large display as well.

As one of the most versatile tablet pcs on the market, the Dell Streak is well recognized for its large display that features 800 x 480 WVGA resolution. The touch screen display is combined with high pixel ensuring that images and visibility are clear, crisp and easy to view. Its full dimensions are 6 x 3.1 x 0.4 and the tablet pc weighs 7.7 ounces ensuring that it is small enough to fit comfortably in your hands. The Dell Streak 5 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon (QSD) 8250 processor and has 512 MB Rom and 512 MB SDRAM. Also included is a 2 GB non user accessible MicroSD for system and application files.

Whether you are surfing the web, playing video games or connecting with friends, you’ll find that the Dell Streak provides excellent visibility enabling you to accomplish your tasks easily. As a hybrid smartphone/tablet the Dell Streak will meet all of your networking and telecommuting needs easily and efficiently. Additionally, you can select the Dell Streak 5 locked or unlocked for more options. Connectivity of WLAN 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR USB 2.0 means that you can easily go online, use your Dell Streak in wireless locations and upload and download data easily.

The Dell Streak features plenty of photo and video capabilities with a 5 megapixel rear facing auto focus camera as well as a VGA front facing camera. Video capabilities include the following formats: H.263 / H.264, .3GP, MPEG4, WMV and audio formats include MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, Midi, WAV. You can effortlessly use the Dell Streak in your car with the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Internet browser is the Android based WebKit and you can add Adobe Flash 10.1 support from the Android marketplace. The Streak can also serve as a portable WiFi hot spot increasing your options and helping you accomplish more online tasks. There are more than 38,000 apps available to choose from at the Android Marketplace as well. Other features include support for Google Voice, integrated Google Maps, and easy access to social networking and video sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

With a Global Positioning System (GPS) you’ll find that navigating is easy with your Dell Streak on hand. The Google Maps feature include live traffic functionality to help you find areas to avoid, however, you must have 3G network for this option to work.

Between the Dell Streak’s powerful processor and the Google Android operating system you can ensure that the Streak will exceed your expectations regarding a tablet/smartphone hybrid.


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