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Old 07-27-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Dell Streak: $300 w/contract, $550 w/o contract

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Old 07-27-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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I was ready to order this, but have been reading fan forums and grown wary. Dell has botched this launch, which has tipped me into holding off and considering alternatives.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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It's free in the U.K. with a data plan!
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:49 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:50 PM   #5
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It's free in the U.K. with a data plan!
http://www.o2.co.uk/dellstreak
Yes, I read that, too. Part of Dell botching the U.S. launch, IMO. I'm not willing to buy the identical device at markup.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:15 PM   #6
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Dell pulled their page with pricing-maybe it's a mistake.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:18 PM   #7
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Dell pulled their page with pricing-maybe it's a mistake.
Yeah, the fan forums are in uproar, lol. I'm not in a hurry. I will wait and compare. I don't trust Dell at this point. Seems incompetent.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:33 PM   #8
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One thing that I'm curious about (and not just the Streak, but other Android devices)..why ship with outdated versions of Android? I understand it will get Froyo (2.2) eventually, but why not 2.1, which is out now, and looks pretty great?

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Old 07-27-2010, 05:45 PM   #9
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One thing that I'm curious about (and not just the Streak, but other Android devices)..why ship with outdated versions of Android? I understand it will get Froyo (2.2) eventually, but why not 2.1, which is out now, and looks pretty great?
As I understand it, the Streak version is skinned, for user-friendliness. I guess as long as they skin a version, there will be lag time.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:56 PM   #10
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One thing that I'm curious about (and not just the Streak, but other Android devices)..why ship with outdated versions of Android? I understand it will get Froyo (2.2) eventually, but why not 2.1, which is out now, and looks pretty great?
Maybe Google puts out new versions to fast for them to keep up?

I mean we've had 5 versions in a year and a half...
1.1 launched in Feb. '09
1.5 (doughnut) in April '09
1.6 (cupcake) in Sept. '09
2.0/2.1 (eclair) in Oct. '09
2.2 (froyo) in May '10
3.0 (gingerbread) in Q4 2010?




I know my Hero just finally got 2.1 (released by Google in October '09) in May, but now Sprint and HTC have said no 2.2 for the Hero. The phone's not even been out a year (launched Oct. '09) and they're still selling them, but apparently can't be bothered to give it an update that sounds like it would be especially good for devices with slower processors. I'm kinda miffed.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:00 PM   #11
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As I understand it, the Streak version is skinned, for user-friendliness. I guess as long as they skin a version, there will be lag time.
Not sure if I want Dell being the one to skin my phone for user-friendliness


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Maybe Google puts out new versions to fast for them to keep up?

I mean we've had 5 versions in a year and a half...
1.1 launched in Feb. '09
1.5 (doughnut) in April '09
1.6 (cupcake) in Sept. '09
2.0/2.1 (eclair) in Oct. '09
2.2 (froyo) in May '10
3.0 (gingerbread) in Q4 2010?

I know my Hero just finally got 2.1 (released by Google in October '09) in May, but now Sprint and HTC have said no 2.2 for the Hero. The phone's not even been out a year (launched Oct. '09) and they're still selling them, but apparently can't be bothered to give it an update that sounds like it would be especially good for devices with slower processors. I'm kinda miffed.
Can you just upload/install a vanilla version of 2.2 by yourself, or do you need the Sprint specific stuff?
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:02 PM   #12
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Maybe Google puts out new versions to fast for them to keep up?

I mean we've had 5 versions in a year and a half...
1.1 launched in Feb. '09
1.5 (doughnut) in April '09
1.6 (cupcake) in Sept. '09
2.0/2.1 (eclair) in Oct. '09
2.2 (froyo) in May '10
3.0 (gingerbread) in Q4 2010?




I know my Hero just finally got 2.1 (released by Google in October '09) in May, but now Sprint and HTC have said no 2.2 for the Hero. The phone's not even been out a year (launched Oct. '09) and they're still selling them, but apparently can't be bothered to give it an update that sounds like it would be especially good for devices with slower processors. I'm kinda miffed.

Good to know as I consider a new phone.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:08 PM   #13
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Not sure if I want Dell being the one to skin my phone for user-friendliness

Exactly, lol. I don't need the latest and greatest, but I also don't wanna rely on Dell to update to Froyo (as promised) and beyond, when they can't even manage to deliver the Streak in the States without fumbling it. They've been selling the identical phone in the U.K., yet they've been unreliable about pricing, carrier and such for months in the U.S. What the crap? And they're just getting into the cell phone market, and they already took a PR bath with that recent computer debacle. I'm willing to chance some, but they just look too unreliable now. Maybe they'll shape up, but maybe I won't want their phone by then.
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It is disappointing, the way they handled this. But that is not a reflection on the phone, just on their marketing. Their skinned 1.6 seems to be pretty good, the only thing I would be missing is Flash. I am sure they will be delivering on 2.2 though, they have the 7" and 10" tablets coming up. People will be watching.

I am in no hurry, and unfortunately I don't see any other 5" phone coming up. That Motorola Droid X does look interesting (though they have no GSM version yet). However, the way Motorola is locking things down I won't be buying it. So -- where are the alternatives?
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Agreed that hardware quality isn't directly related to launch ineptness. I've also been seeing hardware / firmware complaints from existing Streak users on a fan forum, though. There haven't been loads of them, and the hardware complaints (involving the attachment of Gorilla glass and such) might turn out to be minor. That type of thing, added to all else that Dell has blundered and to its lack of cell-phone track record, makes me want to hold off. If you do get one, I'd be very interested in hearing what you think.

For a tech bonehead like me, Dell ruining the Streak's launch is not promising, because I'd need them to continue supporting the device, more than techies who could go it alone.

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