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post #41 of 131
They don't dare to decide (and announce) the price of this Dell product before Apple reveals the new iPhone with its price.
post #42 of 131
I say fail.
At least the Dell guy could sit up in his chair while he shows of the late comer. Better posture will help him land his next job.
post #43 of 131
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sorry but 5 inches is not a tablet.

I need a tablet just to get 5 inches

Back to all seriousness the phone element is interesting. I still maintain the phone feature will pop up on an iPad eventually.
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post #44 of 131
Yet another version of the Android OS, and this product clearly does not and will not compete with the iPad.
post #45 of 131
With the obvious bulge I'll be sporting, this thing will likely make me a chick magnet. I'm gonna need bigger pockets.
post #46 of 131
5 inches wow they out did themselves on this one.
post #47 of 131
Dell's foray into this new size territory without defining its goals (beyond hoping to sell a lot, which should never be the only goal) seems kinda silly.

With the iPad, SJ/Apple started with a clean piece of paper and asked what does the 3.5" smart phone platform do passably well but not brilliantly?

The answer was a very short list: Books, Movies, Surfing the web, for which they found 10 inches the perfect form factor (With IPad2, I've little doubt we'll see videoconferencing as an additional feature. They'll test drive the concept on the the 4G phone and could well add it in January)

Instead of trying to be a big Phone and a small iPad, Dell should ask, what does the iPad NOT do well? Gaming––I'm not a gamer, but I'd think that 10" is too big, and end-user service delivery Ã* la UPS, FedEx, pizza delivery, in-store sales, etc. It's hard to guess the exact size of that market, but one would think a few million could be sold IF THEY ACTUALLY TARGETED THAT MARKET. As I see it, 5" is pointless if Dell is trying to sell it without clear goals of their intended user
post #48 of 131
So, he says that the screen is big enough to see whole web pages with no flicking or pinching etc., but when he shows Dell.com you only see half of the page- after he zooms out.

Then, he demonstrates multi-tasking by clicking on a product on the dell website and then doing other things. When he comes back, the page he clicked on is not loaded... it's just the same page as before. Then of course, he pinches the screen to be able to see the (almost) whole page.

Have product demos always been this bad outside of Apple?
post #49 of 131
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Originally Posted by stokessd View Post

the problem is it's NOT a big iPhone or android phone. It's slightly bigger, but not big enough to make it worth owning if you've already got a smart phone.


Sheldon

What? Sit it next to an iphone and say that.
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post #50 of 131
Won't everyone look stylish holding that thing up to their ear? You need to use the BT headphones for sure.

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post #51 of 131
Wow, at least they picked an appropriate name for it-- where I'm from a streak is the same as a skidmark. I'm sure I don't need to explain what that is...
post #52 of 131
Looks like a decent device. It has Android which beats putting Windows 7 on it or the unreleased Windows 7 Phone Series OS.

There's situations where you don't want an iPad sized device or bigger and there's times when you want something bigger than a standard phone for media. People will probably buy multiple devices to fit different needs, until some future device can be resized on-the-fly via some flexible display etc.
post #53 of 131
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was just an oversized iPod Touch. This is going to look SO cool up against someone head taking a call!

A repurposed Dell Mini. Well at least it will be running Android. Well custom Android. With Dell enhancements. Dang why did I just flash on an Enzyte commercial??!!

If Jim Carey reprises his role in The Mask he could whip this out with a lime green cover on it for comedic effect.
post #54 of 131
Ok, so I'm sorry if this is a bit childish, but - the "iPad" was immediately lampooned for sounding like a feminine hygiene product...

....so why would Dell choose the "Streak" moniker, as in:

"Oh noes, I think I just left a Streak on my iPad, I have to go change my batteries, BRB"

Sorry, but this is what I thought the second I saw the name. Yeah, childish, but the iPad / feminine product thing actually got lots of airplay on Fox. Which should be no surprise, I suppose.
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post #55 of 131
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....... Plus, it's perfect for when you have a big call to make.

We have a winner!
post #56 of 131
The usual thought provoking positive posts...

How about someone holds one in their hands before blasting it because it's the train to jump on at the moment.
post #57 of 131
That thing is closer to a maxipad than the iPad will ever be
post #58 of 131
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We have a winner!
post #59 of 131
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LOL I don't mind the Bluetooth headset or using a 3.5mm headphone/mic jack combo found in smartphone phones but adding an speaker and mic for using it as phone is pretty lame. It's only slightly better than the "sidetalking" N-Gage.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ngagephone.jpg (image)

The N-Gage makes me shudder but wouldn't the built-in speaker/mic still be useful if you want to do a desk call or include some others in a handsfree call?
post #60 of 131
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What? Sit it next to an iphone and say that.

So you're suggesting that if you own an iPhone, you should get this?
post #61 of 131
Guys, please let's be serious for a second...

Let's not glorify this piece of cheap looking hardware running a cheap looking OS as a potential iPad competitor...

It fits in the guys hand !!! At its best, this little thing will be remembered as failed iTouch competitor wannabe...
post #62 of 131
I haven't had a five-inch streak since Chi-Chi's went out of business.
post #63 of 131
EPIC FAIL.....Mr. Dell please do us all a favor and give up. No one wants this or anything else your company has come up with.

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post #64 of 131
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!
There ain't nothing there!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #65 of 131
I thought this device was being touted as a smart phone running Android OS?
post #66 of 131
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sorry but 5 inches is not a tablet.

According to my wife it's not even a good start. \
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post #67 of 131
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I haven't had a five-inch streak since Chi-Chi's went out of business.

post #68 of 131
I can hear the commercials already: "Oh yes they call it the Streak (whooooo). Look-at-that, look-at-that..."
post #69 of 131
The guy in the video near the end makes a point about not jumping out of your app if you get a text message or want to change music. He mentioned using a notification tray and then being able to hit the back button to go wherever you were.

Looks like it's handled much more effectively. Though I don't know about OS4, current notifications are not well handled.

EDIT: I should say I dont really like the sound of a tray, as it makes me think of Windows, but I just really hate how text messages get in the way when you're doing something else.
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.....it's perfect for when you have a big call to make.

post #71 of 131
I remember after the iPad was demoed that some people were complaining that a 10" screen was to big, that a 5-7" screen would be the sweet spot. I guess we will see how popular this size is. I could see this as a good fit for someone who needs a tablet but maybe casual phone use or is constantly using a blue tooth earpiece anyway.

I think what will hamper this puppy's success will be the software. Dell is not exactly known for software development and are actually frackin brutal about not providing software upgrades or updates. Just ask some axiom owners.

My Polish Crystal ball says Dell Streak dead in six months. MY real ball says Taco Bell can also cause 5" streaks.
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post #72 of 131
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The usual thought provoking positive posts...

How about someone holds one in their hands before blasting it because it's the train to jump on at the moment.

But it's more fun that way!

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post #73 of 131
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Kevin Andrew really just parrots Steve Jobs at the beginning of the interview when he talks about what consumers want. He also takes a long time to answer the first question about what he uses the device for, meandering to talk about Android and the device design. He seems to have his own agenda on what he needs to say, and is anxious to make sure he gets it out there. Things get better when he starts the demo, but he tries to make some things sound great when really they work just as you'd hope they would (when I click on a Facebook contact's name, should I be surprised when it jumps to their info?).

Overall, I think this is one of those devices you really just need to see yourself to pass judgement on.

I agree!

A lot of acceptance will depend on specs (not features) and pricing (including contract, if any)

I liked the demo-- it appeared to perform quite well, and as function as expected.

The target market is odd though. It appears to be aimed at somewhere between a smart phone and a netbook, or between a smart phone and an iPad-size tablet.

I don't know if that is a sustainable market!

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post #74 of 131
When Apple releases its next version of the Touch, I fully expect it to sport a screen ranging between 5 inches and 7 inches but with no increase in price. All Apple has to do is skip upping the memory in the device to cover the extra cost of a larger screen. Making the device larger will also allow for a bigger battery.

Once Apple does this, the competition will have nowhere to go in responding to Apple's offerings.

Seems to me, also, that such a unit would offer more competition than the iPad for dedicated e-readers.

The void filled by the Touch going in this new direction could be covered by modestly increasing the screen size of the next Nano.
post #75 of 131
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...it's perfect for when you have a big call to make.

Exactly.
post #76 of 131
Colossal morons, producing something that can't serve well as either a smart phone or a reader/tablet device, who will buy this crap instead of the ipad, a dedicated ereader, a smart phone, or a netbook?

Sometimes I think these smart people in all these tech companies, are basically really clever geeky morons...and you can tell...

That said I think it has also a lot to do with apple kicking their ass in terms of the price of the ipad, and not being able to come up with any cheap knock off for the same price, as they do in the pc business, As soon as read the ipad prices and the announcement of acer that they e out of the game it was evident the ipad would not have a competitor any time soon, and so far it's been either vapourware or crap like this ...
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Step 1: Go to Wordpress.com
Step 2: Register
Step 3: Congratulations you are a "chief blogger" with all the journalistic exemptions, and your room is officially a news room.

Let the crime wave begin.

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I think what really cracks me up is that the product was announced on a blog!
Newsworthy enough? Not really - no press conference - no big developer's conference to show it off - Nada! - except a blog by the "chief blogger"...

Let's see:

Apprentice Blogger
Blogger
Chief Blogger

What's next?

Master Blogger

of course!

And one step above Master Blogger:

Analyst
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post #78 of 131
After watching this video I am impressed by what a strange way this is to disclose a new product (most are calling it an "announcement," but is that really what it is?). You hardly get to see the way the product works, except at a distance. Few specs. No price. To be sold first in the UK? Why? Oddly, in the closeup image at the bottom of the page, the screen is entirely black. But we do find out it comes packaged in compostable bamboo, which is important.

If the product works the way Dell says it does, then I can see a market for it -- maybe. But something is weird about the entire way they've gone about introducing it to the public. It seems so half-hearted. Or half-baked. Maybe both.
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post #79 of 131
Mr Dell, why didn't you just make a smartphone??????? what is the point of 5" and label it as an iPad competitor??? are you serious???
post #80 of 131
More Dell fail. It's as if they're completely retarded when it comes to the prestige tech markets.
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