If you are looking for a simpler life then O2 believes that the Dell Streak — formally the Mini 5 — is the device for you. This smartphone come tablet will be released on O2 UK early next month — with the carrier suggesting June 4th — before the U.S. and Europe.
Flora Graham from Cnet News had some time to get close and personal with the upcoming device — well the prototype version anyway. We know that the Dell Streak will run on Android OS 1.6, but we mentioned in a recent post that that this will be upgraded to version 2.2 FroYo by the end of the year. The reason for the delay is that the tablet runs a custom UI, which takes longer to get newer versions of Google Android to run on.
For those of you who thought that the HTC HD2 was big, you have not seen the Streak — its like Harry Potter standing next to Hagrid. The Dell Streak is like the HD2 where it can make phone calls — but you will look a bit silly holding this huge slate-like device to your ear.
However, the Streak goes one step further than the HD2, and that it is a tablet device as well — the 1GHz Snapdragon processor is more than capable of handling all that is asked of it. The device certainly comes in handy when browsing the Internet thanks to its larger screen, and the fact that it fully supports the Adobe Flash Player.
The Dell Streak has a lot to prove and not certain if it will compete in this tough market — only time will tell. Visit O2 where they will keep you informed of what the price of the handset and tariffs will be.