Jan 17 AT 3:03 PM Sean Riley 6 Comments

Dell Streak 7 potentially launching February 2nd on T-Mobile

The Dell Streak 5 left many consumers confused on whether they were buying a phone or a tablet, but Dell’s latest Android device, coming to T-Mobile on February 2nd, avoids any such dilemma by bumping up to the established tablet realm of 7 inches.

The headlining features for the Dell Streak 7 are 4G support, nVidia Tegra 2 processor, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera with flash, and a Gorilla Glass screen.

It is currently running Froyo with a Dell skin (that I personally found frustrating) on top. Dell of course notes that it can be upgraded over the air, but relying on updates has become an uncomfortable proposition for many users.

The biggest disappointment on the Streak 7 for me though was the screen. To begin with it is only 800×480 versus the 1024×600 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which just doesn’t cut it on a device this size. Forgiving that issue the viewing angles still presented a significant concern during my brief hands-on at CES. As viewed from one side the screen remained perfect up to extreme viewing angles, but on the other as soon as I got past about 45-60 degrees it became completely unusable. The unit available there was still a somewhat early build, but I would definitely counsel heading into your local T-Mo to check that out before you make a purchase.

Are 4G and Tegra 2 enough to sway you or are you waiting for something more?

Source: TmoNews

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

    Most Tweeted This Week

  • http://Website stillerwinter

    I’ve been never confused with my Streak. If I need a phone, it is one. If I need a tablet it is one. What shall I need more?

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      I’m actually on your side and would love to see someone do a dual-core five inch phone, but the average consumer definitely wasn’t exactly sure how to classify the Streak 5.

  • http://Website Henry Wimberly

    I think the phenomenal, breathtaking, amazing new IPAD2 is launching in February too!
    Im purchasing the iPad2, girls.

    • http://Website Richard

      @Henry Wimberly…. Now it’s the ipad2…. GOSH GIVE IT A REST IPAD SUCKED AND THE IPAD2 SHOULD BE NO DIFFERENT… THEY NEED TO SHUT DOWN APPLE

      • http://Website TFJ4

        Fan Boy spotted

  • http://Website Eludium-Q36

    Google has stated that Froyo (or even G’bread) is NOT tablet optimized, so why is this even green-lit ? Also, the viewing angles that you lament may in fact be a benefit for those on airline flights since it may obscure the display from the guy in the next seat.

  1. stillerwinterGuest 4 years ago

    I’ve been never confused with my Streak. If I need a phone, it is one. If I need a tablet it is one. What shall I need more?

    • I’m actually on your side and would love to see someone do a dual-core five inch phone, but the average consumer definitely wasn’t exactly sure how to classify the Streak 5.

  2. Henry WimberlyGuest 4 years ago

    I think the phenomenal, breathtaking, amazing new IPAD2 is launching in February too!
    Im purchasing the iPad2, girls.

    • RichardGuest 4 years ago

      @Henry Wimberly…. Now it’s the ipad2…. GOSH GIVE IT A REST IPAD SUCKED AND THE IPAD2 SHOULD BE NO DIFFERENT… THEY NEED TO SHUT DOWN APPLE

  3. Eludium-Q36Guest 4 years ago

    Google has stated that Froyo (or even G’bread) is NOT tablet optimized, so why is this even green-lit ? Also, the viewing angles that you lament may in fact be a benefit for those on airline flights since it may obscure the display from the guy in the next seat.