Don’t call it a smartphone. Formerly referred to as the Mini 5, the upcoming Dell Streak is “the ultimate portable tablet PC”.
We were quite impressed with the specs of the Streak when Michael Dell showed it off in January, but don’t expect this phone in the United States till “later this summer”. The Streak will ship first in June across the UK at O2 stores, Carphone Warehouse, and Dell.co.uk.
While it initially looked like a stellar device, the Streak has suffered the same fate as the Xperia X10. Both were revealed too early ahead of their U.S. launch dates and have been passed up by newer phones from HTC and Motorola. The current version of the Streak is still running Android 1.6 (like the X10), but Dell is expected to upgrade it to Android 2.2 and beyond later this year.
Is the 5 inch display enough to win you over? Or is it too little too late?