The Streak is something between a tablet and a smartphone, but doesn't fare well when compared with either tablet or smartphone.
The Dell Streak tablet-smartphone crossover went on pre-sale Wednesday, tackling Apple’s iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone devices in one go. The Streak, however, sends mixed messages regarding its size, price, and viability as a replacement to any of your Apple devices. So, can it make the cut?
The Streak arrives in the U.S. after several delays (it was available two months ago in Europe), and will cost $300 with a two-year AT&T contract, or $550 without. It has a 5-inch touchscreen, works as a phone as well, and comes with Google’s Android 1.6 mobile operating system. In a nutshell: too little, too late. Here’s why.