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astros148
06-05-2010, 03:57 PM
looks like a pretty bada** phone and its pretty big but it got rooted so im guessing they'll be a froyo rom coming out soon

dimmakherbs
06-05-2010, 05:17 PM
big phone, small tablet.

phone works on BT only if i recall. would rather wait for a 7-10" screen.

Also think Im waiting for Google to release a more 'tablet' version of Android to ensure a proper purchase. Gonna see this fall whats available.

pricej636
06-05-2010, 07:40 PM
big phone, small tablet.

phone works on BT only if i recall. would rather wait for a 7-10" screen.

Also think Im waiting for Google to release a more 'tablet' version of Android to ensure a proper purchase. Gonna see this fall whats available.

It makes calls like a traditional phone, however every review I have read claims it is awkward as hell to hold it like that. Personally, I don't think it has a very good niche in the market at all. Its going to be too big for a phone, and too small for a tablet. Just a personal opinion of course. Other than the big screen, the specs aren't anything different than whats on the market now.

fiercefire
06-05-2010, 08:33 PM
I just find it funny the pendulum is swinging back to "big" when it comes to mobile phones. Ugh, I remember those bag phones too... As for Dell, I kinda like the Thunder better.

jakkzen
06-05-2010, 09:33 PM
I haven't seen one in person. I would guess its like trying to talk on a archos. Kind of big but I'm a gadgets Guy so of course I want it.

stratephaded
06-06-2010, 12:00 PM
Least its smaller than this bad boy.http://nortonbooks.typepad.com/everydaysociology/WindowsLiveWriter/old-cell-phone_thumb.jpg

pricej636
06-06-2010, 02:30 PM
Least its smaller than this bad boy.http://nortonbooks.typepad.com/everydaysociology/WindowsLiveWriter/old-cell-phone_thumb.jpg

Ha-ha, I remember my Uncle having one of those back in the day. I remember thinking that he was a bad-ass because he had such a cool phone.

stratephaded
06-06-2010, 03:31 PM
Zack on Saved by the Bell had one too. Man he was cool.

dimmakherbs
06-06-2010, 05:04 PM
big phone, small tablet.

phone works on BT only if i recall. would rather wait for a 7-10" screen.

Also think Im waiting for Google to release a more 'tablet' version of Android to ensure a proper purchase. Gonna see this fall whats available.

It makes calls like a traditional phone, however every review I have read claims it is awkward as hell to hold it like that. Personally, I don't think it has a very good niche in the market at all. Its going to be too big for a phone, and too small for a tablet. Just a personal opinion of course. Other than the big screen, the specs aren't anything different than whats on the market now.

I see. Then I must have read that Dell said that they expect calls to be used with BT, not that they have to. either way thats funny. I mean is adding an inch to my current screen really gonna be worth $500 to watch an occasional video? hmmm... I just don't understand, but I am definantly buying an android tablet this fall in the 7-10" segment, and I have seen some strong contenders and I have seen a taiwan manufacture making hardware ready to be branded with a new cover and your logo for sale so I KNOW somethign good is coming, cause Im not sure the NI Adam is going to launch first...
my tablet will be:
pixel qi
good battery
HD res with HDMI out
USB
support flash and run on Android
wifi
7-10" screen

thats it, and I know its coming in a few months!

Sophia
06-06-2010, 06:05 PM
Why, in this day and age of 2.2, does it only feature Android 1.6? I mean... you can root it and upgrade it yourself and all that, but if I were to go Bigger one day (or rather, if I am ever able to convince my husband that I need to, lol, might fake bad eye sight), I'd certainly wait for Google... but that's me.

I'm going to read the Engadget review (http://bit.ly/dellstreak) now and maybe come to a different conclusion :)

pricej636
06-06-2010, 06:20 PM
big phone, small tablet.

phone works on BT only if i recall. would rather wait for a 7-10" screen.

Also think Im waiting for Google to release a more 'tablet' version of Android to ensure a proper purchase. Gonna see this fall whats available.

It makes calls like a traditional phone, however every review I have read claims it is awkward as hell to hold it like that. Personally, I don't think it has a very good niche in the market at all. Its going to be too big for a phone, and too small for a tablet. Just a personal opinion of course. Other than the big screen, the specs aren't anything different than whats on the market now.

I see. Then I must have read that Dell said that they expect calls to be used with BT, not that they have to. either way thats funny. I mean is adding an inch to my current screen really gonna be worth $500 to watch an occasional video? hmmm... I just don't understand, but I am definantly buying an android tablet this fall in the 7-10" segment, and I have seen some strong contenders and I have seen a taiwan manufacture making hardware ready to be branded with a new cover and your logo for sale so I KNOW somethign good is coming, cause Im not sure the NI Adam is going to launch first...
my tablet will be:
pixel qi
good battery
HD res with HDMI out
USB
support flash and run on Android
wifi
7-10" screen

thats it, and I know its coming in a few months!

Completely agree. I think watching videos for any length of time is pretty much worthless on anything less than a 10" screen. I dont mind a youtube clip or something on my phone, but a movie is pretty much guaranteed to add to my already growing eye strain problem :wacko2:

Bubbalou
06-06-2010, 06:30 PM
That Engadget review is quite good, but I still think I'd prefer a Nexus One over it.

alphawave7
06-06-2010, 11:33 PM
Zack on Saved by the Bell had one too. Man he was cool.

I had/have a few of these too...they beat the hell outta the Motorola bag phones I still have! /packrat, they're in work storage.

gregornz
06-07-2010, 01:32 AM
I'm loving the 5 inches. That would definitely be my screen size of choice for a phone.

But, having a nexus, I'd be reluctant to go with anything but a Google branded device in the future - they look after their purchasers with preferential updates etc, and I'd only be interested in running the latest android on my phone... I mean, 1.6? Come on!

Am I wrong to have the suspicion that the streak won't be very custom rom friendly? Maybe it will, I dunno. I guess if you could root it with a cyanogen or something then it would be great.

Go the 5 inch revolution!

johnny cizzle
06-07-2010, 05:37 AM
I like it. It is a little big, but in a good way I think.

abarron
08-22-2010, 03:39 PM
That Engadget review is quite good, but I still think I'd prefer a Nexus One over it.
Well I have had the Streak for a week now and I am afraid I will have to return it. While I do like the big screen it has too many warts to keep.
1. The deception by Dell leading most to believe if you pay the $549 it would be unlocked. I work for a wireless carrier (not at&t) and the company pays for my service so this won't work for me.
2. Android 1.6, come on hardly anyone is developing for 1.6. the apps I am used to on the Nexus have problems on the Streak.
3. Enterprise email doesn't work.
4. No flash
5. HDMI only plays back video and pictures stored on the phone not streaming video.
If Dell would unlock it and give us Froyo it would be a go. But I have to say the Nexus One is one sweet piece of magic.

Andy

Floogle
08-22-2010, 04:03 PM
At least dell are giving people the option to experiment with the boundaries between phone and tablet.. I mean, for me it kind of shows negatively the limits of what the dimensions of a phone should be (i think 4 inches is ergonomically sound and the upper limit), whereas perhaps 5 inches for a tablet is going to be too small for most.

I'm sure the 5 inch size will suit some, but not most, IMHO.

dd4005
08-22-2010, 04:23 PM
Same here as for many on the thread - I won't be interested unless it's 7+ inches ("that's what she said"). I've already got a phone with a big enough screen, adding an inch and a half just makes it slightly better on the screen front but much less pocketable as a phone. This N1 is as big as I want my phone to ever get. Now a home-use tablet on the other hand has to have at least a 1024x768 screen on it. I don't want to be scrolling left and right to see a whole web page if I'm sofa-surfing with an android tablet.

I also agree on the needing a darn site better version of android than 1.6. I wouldn't buy the tablet unless it had at least 2.0 on it. I expect we'll have an ipad-sized android tablet by the end of this year, or at least a sniff of it coming soon.