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.]


  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;

    DELL Smear.
    DELL Wipe.
    DELL Shart.
    DELL Dignity.

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

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