Beleaguered Dell’s Android ‘Streak’ hits market with resounding thud

Apple Online Store“Well, Dell made it out of the gate with one of the first Android-powered tablets and the result is a resounding thud,” James S. Derk reports for NewsChief.

MacDailyNews Take: Dell drops a loaf – again.

Derk reports, “The Dell ‘Streak’ offers a 5-inch screen, weighs about 8 ounces and has a 5-megapixel camera. It measures 6 inches by 3 inches, and therein lies its main issue.”

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“What is it?” Derk wonders. “It’s not an iPad, which is clearly like a magazine page. When you hold an iPad, it’s not a phone. It’s a tablet. It is big. It is not something you’d make a phone call on. It’s something you take notes on, or read a book on or look at a photo on.”

Derk reports, “The Streak is way too big for a phone, but it’s a phone. It’s too small for a tablet, but it’s a tablet. And at $300 (with a two-year cell contract) it is too expensive for everything.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: You only live once; don’t settle. Go get the iPad you really want.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Kevin N.” for the heads up.]

24 Comments

  1. By definition, streaks are meant to be wiped. Streaks are temporary. Dell is continuing their losing streak by streaking across the tablet domain, leaving a brown streak that only a bare-bottomed streaker could be jealous of.

  2. Man, the Streak not doing well? No way! Dell needs to liquidate and give all of its cash to the shareholders. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. @BMWTwisty
    “Skid Mark” is good.
    And I’m thinking of other appropriate DELL product names;

    Say,
    DELL Smear.
    DELL Wipe.
    DELL Shart.
    DELL Dignity.

    That should cover whatever DELL comes out with in the next year or two.

  4. I disagree with the analyst. The tablet may not be a big media attention grabber, but its definitely a tablet.

    The one thing people forget is that the iPhone started off as a tablet before Apple shifted gears and decided to use the design to build a phone.

    The iPhone is a tablet, a small one. The iPad isn’t a big iPodTouch, the iPodTouch is a small iPad.

    The distinction between what is a phone and what is a tablet will blur and vanish in the upcoming years. The ability to make calls with your “pad” (no matter who makes it) will be assumed.

    This will be much like the way that the concept of the PDA vanished and it was assumed that your phone would handle all of those functions.

    The reason that the Dell Tablet is not making a splash is that there is really nothing compelling about it.

    Look at Amazon’s new e-reader, not something I’d call a tablet at all but simply an e-reader. It’s doing well, getting great reviews, and the primary reason is the Kindle Ecosystem combined with the price of a great little Kindle.

    I’ll probably buy one of those because $140 is cheap to be able to keep the kindle at my bedside or even in my pocket.

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