Dell's eagerly awaited Streak is one of the first mobile devices from the firm since it killed off its Axim PDA line about three years back.
For starters, the main display orientation is landscape, as can be seen in the first photograph. Twisting the device around does NOT change the orientation of the display to portrait, except in a handful of apps such as the phone dialler and browser, so Dell obviously intends you to use it this way.
However, it is certainly no larger than many of the portable media player (PMP) devices you often see people using on the train, and much lighter at 220g.
This format makes the Streak perfect as a mobile device for web browsing, and could also see it used as a portable video player - with one or two caveats; it supports a limited number of video formats such as H.264, MPEG4 and WMV, but does not appear to let you view Flash video embedded in sites such as V3.co.uk. It does, however, come with a built-in YouTube app.
Alas, Dell is currently shipping the Streak with the outmoded 1.6 version of Google's Android paltform, although an update to the new 2.2 release is promised for later in the year.
First impressions are that the Streak is rather sluggish and unresponsive, despite its 1GHz SnapDragon processor. In early tests it took ages to load web pages, even over a Wi-Fi connection, and it often required several taps of the on-screen controls before it responded.
Despite the large 5in display, the keys of the Streak's on-screen keyboard are small and make entering text more of an annoyance than on Apple's iPhone, for example.
Update: A full review of the Dell Streak has now been posted to the main V3.co.uk site.
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