Dell has started selling the Streak in Canada for 549 of your hard earned Canadian dollars. Bad news though, it’s locked to Rogers. We’ve had discussions again and again of why no-contract phones shouldn’t be sold with carrier locks so I’ll stay away from ranting.
It also ships with Android 1.6. That’s right, Android 1.6. When 2.3 is about to be rolled out. Apparently 2.1 is on the roadmap for the future somewhere though. But once again, I’ll leave the ranting to you guys.
Then there’s the issue about the size of the device. The more I see it being advertised, the more awkward it starts to look to me. 5-inches just seems a bit too awkward for a smartphone and too small for a tablet. Dell calls it “the perfectly sized, go-anywhere device.” I think perfectly sized is exactly what this device isn’t. Though it is the one tablet that might fit in my front jean pocket…
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