The Dell Streak 7 for T-Mobile just get a semi-official price tag the other day of $199.99 on contract but at the time it was hard to judge whether that was a great deal or a crappy one. Now comes today and a couple of blogs, Engadget and Gizmodo have gotten their hands on some review units before the Streak 7 is launched tomorrow.
To boil down each of their feelings about their time with the Dell Streak 7 to just two words, Very Awful. Both blogs cited the main problems with the Streak 7 being the screen quality, screen resolution, poor battery life (even with a down-clocked Tegra 2), lack of video output and lack of Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Now one of the more important things about a tablet is the screen if that’s of low quality –leave alone resolution– then you the end user will really have a bad time with it, the Dell Streak 7′s 7-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display exhibited very poor viewing angles as shown by Engadget (they demo the quality on video).
However it all really boils down to no Android 3.0 being used and the only sign of hope of it coming is Dell’s word –which should really be taken lightly it took a very long time for them to make Android 2.2 available on the original 5-inch Streak–. If you were dead set on a 7-inch tablet the Samsung Galaxy Tab –though it isn’t exactly on the path to Android 3.0 either– is a better go. [Engadget] [Gizmodo]