Dell Streak: Bad Reviews – Are they justified?

By Alan Ng - Aug 30, 2010

As most of you will be aware, the Dell Streak is now available to buy either on contract with AT&T, or without contract for around $549.99 in the US. The device has come in for a fair bit of criticism after release though – we want to know if you think it is fair or not.

We’ve picked out this article from the Associated Press, which gives you an idea on why the Dell Streak is actually not as impressive as first seemed prior to release.

Key reasons for this is the fact that the device doesn’t even come with Android 2.1. Android owners these days get pretty impatient when waiting for the latest update to Android 2.2 Froyo, so imagine their surprise to find out that the Dell Streak only ships with Android 1.6.

Other problems include a touchscreen keyboard which isn’t user friendly when texting, ‘dismal’ speaker quality, and far from perfect call quality. Aside from these problems, the Streak does contain an excellent camera, and takes high quality pictures using the 5 megapixel sensor.

We still don’t have any indication when the Streak will be upgraded with Froyo and Flash support, but at the moment – it seems to be receiving far more negative reviews than positive.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with the negative feedback or not?

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