This is a discussion on What Do You Guys Think Of Dell Streak? within the Off-Topic Forum forums, part of the Off-Topic Area category; Originally Posted by dimmakherbs Originally Posted by pricej636 Originally Posted by dimmakherbs big phone, small tablet. phone works on BT only if i recall. would ...
That Engadget review is quite good, but I still think I'd prefer a Nexus One over it.
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!
I like it. It is a little big, but in a good way I think.
If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible that I'm a little too awesome.
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.
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.
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.
o- Nexus One running CyanogenMod 6.0
o- Samsung Galaxy Tab running stock Froyo (update: running Gingerbread and virtually useless)