The big news in the Android world today is the Dell Streak getting a release date for AT&T. It’s a five inch android device with lots of features, running Android 1.6. A lot of people question whether it’s a tablet or a smartphone due to its size (I think anything that makes calls is a phone.)
The phone goes on sale for $299 on a two-year contract with AT&T or $549 with no term. As far as i know, this is the largest screen size on an Android device that has the official Android Marketplace on it. It may be a little hard to fit it in a front jean pocket but to have something like this with you all the time is a really exciting idea to me.
We’re still waiting for phones with larger 4.3 inch screens to show Canada some love but already seeing the gorgeous 4 inch Super AMOLED Samsung Galaxy S popping up here and there. I can’t wait to get my hands on these displays (sorry Steve Jobs, some of us DO like screens bigger than 3.5 inches.)
The Android Marketplace integration means you get all the apps in the store but Dell has also said Android 2.1 with 720p recording is coming in the near future which would bring the phone up to date with the competition. Hopefully the 2.2 Froyo update will follow shortly after, right Dell?
Do you think we’re ever gonna see this in Canada? Would you carry something this big for day to day use? Is it really a smartphone or a tablet?
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