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Dell Streak Review

Rating: 8.0.

The Apple iPhone is one of the worlds most popular portable devices, but the release of the iPad has opened up a new world of ‘big screen’ interaction which is appealing to many people. The problem is, that for many the 9.7 inch screen is just too big to carry about in a coat pocket. With recent rumours of a 7 inch iPad it appears that the market might be in a receptive state of mind to purchase a smaller tablet device.

Dell have spotted this current void and have released a new handheld product to satisfy a potentially huge audience. They have named it The Streak which seems a rather unusual name to us … perhaps it likes to run naked around the house when you have your back turned?

KitGuru first saw the Dell Streak (originally named the Dell Mini 5) earlier this year and the device showed signs of promise – we noticed many people complaining that the iPad was just too bulky to haul everywhere inside a pocket. Is this the product you guys need? Read on to find out.

Above we can see the Streak beside an iPhone 3G, a Nokia E71 and a Blackberry 8520 Curve.

The asking price in the UK right now starts at £365 (pre vat and shipping). If black is too subdued for your extrovert tastes then RED is also an optional color you can choose from.

Product Dell Streak iPhone 3GS iPhone 4
Height (mm) 152.9 115 115.2
Width (mm) 79.1 62.1 58.6
Depth (mm) 9.98 12.3 9.3
Weight (g) 220 133 137
CPU QualComm Scorpion @ 1Ghz Apple/Samsung A3 @ 600mhz Apple A4 @ 800 mhz
GPU Adreno 200 Power VR SGX 535 Power VR SGX 535
RAM 512 MB LPDDR1 256MB LPDDR1 512MB LPDDR1
NAND 16GB micro SD and 2GB integrated 16 or 32GB integrated 16gb or 32GB integrated
Camera 5MP with dual LED flash + front facing camera 3MP 5MP with LED flash + front facing camera
Screen 5″ 800×480 3.5″ 320×480 3.5″ 640×960 LED backlit LCD
Battery removable 5.661 Whr integrated 4.51 Whr integrated 5.254 Whr

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