Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet Review

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Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet ReviewThe first half of 2011 is shaping up to be all about tablets. Truly, the tablet mania that everyone was so adamant about last year is finally here. While dozens of tablets were announced and shown off at CES in January, most of them won't be arriving until later this month or the March time frame at the earliest. The main reason for the delay is because most manufacturers are stuck waiting for Google to release Android 3.0, or Honeycomb, the first version of Android to be configured specifically for use on tablets. Motorola has the honor of releasing the first Honeycomb device, the Xoom. Of the tablets announced at this year's CES though, one of the first to be released is Dell's new Streak 7 and it's powered by NVIDIA's potent Tegra 2 low power, integrated SoC.

Part of Dell's Streak family, the Streak 7 was able to beat most of the tablets seen at CES to market, because Dell has made the decision to launch it with Android 2.2, also known as Froyo. In any case, Honeycomb or not, the Streak 7 is here and it's a shiny seven inch slab of tablet goodness with an impressive résumé. We've had one in the HotHardware labs for a week and we've written up a full analysis of this bad boy, so read on for all the gory details.

Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet Review

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coolice replied on Thu, Feb 10 2011 6:37 PM
I'm pretty surprised... battery life being only 6 hours... i was expecting something a little longer.. Especially with the tegra 2 chipset, i honestly was expecting atleast 8-10 hours under normal use.

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Marco C replied on Thu, Feb 10 2011 6:45 PM

It's not the Tegra 2's fault. It's the low capacity battery.

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coolice replied on Thu, Feb 10 2011 7:43 PM

Ohh, Yea, that explains it.. i missed over the battery specifications. a 2870mah battery... not enough juice! or juicetice (really poor joke)

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Feb 10 2011 10:36 PM

I was thinking about the battery issue myself relating to smart phones in general. They are going to have to come up with some better solutions, and I have heard some being talked about. I do not see any on active market devices yet though. In fact when I was looking at a smart phone today I was thinking it might be a good idea to order an extra battery from the start if or when I order a smart phone, along with the other pre-sale discounted accessories.

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Papapak replied on Sat, Feb 12 2011 6:00 AM

i will stick to the ipad .... its hte most reliable tablet out there on the market, also has an awesome touch feel and a nice screen!

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Finally, something to replace Ipad.

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Replace IPAD?? i dont understand people like you.

who is buying devices just to replace another one

if you dont like ipad this is an option not a replacement

and so far iv got ipad, ipod, dell 7 strak, windows xp tablet and soon a windows 7 tablet i did try an ubuntu tablet

and so far all i can say is linux/android is not coming close to anything practical and with ease of use.

i want to stream media to dell and iv spent an hour reading on samba, setting up http shares, enabling file types in IIS and still i dont even know what iv got to do on the android end

windows - just browse server

ipad install air video server on pc select directory, install app and boom bonjour finds server.

im sorry but thats what people want.

ANdroid fine print - must have degree in computer science to operate

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