Dell Streak (Android 2.2) review

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

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The Streaks connectivity is as good as you would expect for a device of this nature. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as does pretty much every other smartphone. The only real annoyance is Dell's decision to use a propriatory connection instead of micro USB, which is now becoming the standard.

Dell streak review connection

This means, there will likely be a time you'll be away from your home and your cable with no method of connecting your Streak to a power source or a friend's computer.

With the 2.2 upgrade also came a Dell Sync app for your computer. When set up, this synchronises and enables you to back up your device to your PC.

Dell streak review sync

Once set up on your PC, it will allow you to sync certain folders from your PC to your Streak, be they for photos, video or otherwise.

Dell streak review sync with pc

The installation on our Windows 7 PC took around 15 minutes, including updates and reboots, and then another five minutes to check what's on your device. After that, it's very easy to use.

It would seem to be a reasonably simple way to make sure you don't lose any important photos you take each day. According to the device's Settings, this can be done over Wi-Fi, but we couldn't seem to get it to do this, since the PC software failed to find the device time and again.


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