Dell Streak (Android 2.2) review

Dell's five-inch Android offering now comes with Froyo

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Dell Streak review: Contacts and calling

The dialler on the Dell Streak is a simple but effective affair. Hit the phone icon as you would on other Android 2.2 devices, and your dialler appears.

On the right are nice big number buttons for dialling; on the left are answer phone, microphone, delete and call buttons.Along the top are your fairly standard Phone, Call Log, Contacts and Favorites tabs.

Dell streak review dialler screen

Although you might feel a little silly with something so large held against your ear, one thing's for sure: you'll have no trouble understanding whoever you're talking to on the Streak.

Maybe an advantage Dell has with more space inside the device is room for a decent speaker, because the Streak has given is some of the clearest call quality we can recall for some time.

An advantage Android has as a system is that it stores much of your information in the cloud. When you add a contact, it gets added to your Gmail account contacts. If something should happen to your phone and you get a replacement, you can simply log back into your Google account and all your contacts will reappear.

Dell streak review facebook sync

Another neat trick is that once you log into the Facebook app, you can select to sync contact information. Provided your contact names match your friends' actual names, their Facebook profile picture will be linked to the contact on your phone


Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
Wireless LANYes
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyHSPA+
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Operating SystemAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Brand NameDell
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 2
Screen Size17.8 cm (7")
Screen Resolution800 x 480
Weight (Approximate)454 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WWAN SupportedYes
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Height120 mm
Width200 mm
Depth12 mm
Screen ModeWVGA
ManufacturerDell, Inc
Product ModelStreak 7
Product NameStreak 7 Tablet Computer
Aspect Ratio15:9
Manufacturer Part NumberSTR7-8142
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Introducing Dell Streak 7. Share photos, videos and movies together. It's small enough to carry around, big enough to gather around.

The web with the works

With so much to see and do on the Internet, you don't want to miss a minute of it. Powerful, pre-installed Adobe Flash 10.1 makes sure that your favorite sites load and look their very best. Browse, game, surf, email, download, post, and share the content you love, the way you want, with the quality you deserve.

It's show time

Always be ready for instant entertainment on the go. Stage gives you fast access to your favorite clips and lets you catch an internet TV show or two with the touch of a button2. And since the Streak 7 is small enough to carry around, video is as portable as it is accessible.

Maximum Memory32 GB
Package Contents
  • Streak 7 Tablet Computer
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter