I have been reading posts on this forum and most are nothing but complaints. My Streak, from froyo 1.6 to 2.2 it runs perfect. No major problem so far that will make me want to give it up. Any problem i have encounter i had similar experience with my other devices: htc tytn ii, iphone, htc hd2. etc. A lot of consumers are attempting to compare it with other phones and tablets, to me this device does not have a competitor yet in the market because it is a tablet-phone. Just like everyone else I will complaint about Dell's poor marketing: for not being able to explain to consumers what the devices really is. Many customers are confused when they get it those that are buying it because they think they are getting a big phone get confused on all the other functions and those that think they are getting a mini tablet get confused with all the phone functions.
That said, The dell streak is a great device when you spend time with it. Phone, contact management, web surf and video the device device do it right. I am sure dell will soon find out that they have design a great device but were confused on how to market it and will keep improving on this device. Give the device the name it deserve the next time around: It is a TABLET-PHONE and not a tablet. looking for 2012 with streak 5 dual core OS. hopefully a windows version too So i can move back to my good old windows.
Those that think it is too big to hold against the ear get U a good bluetooth. Blueant Q1 or Q2 works perfect with this device voice controls. surf the web, text and do other things while you talk on the phone. Battery life depends on how your device, running so many applications at the same time will drain battery in no time.
My Device: dell streak 5: unlock. 2.2.
Life should be simple: no running around with 2, 3, 4 .... devices
My code: No great thing comes without it's pro and cons.
I think you may have got a freak piece that works perfect! Majority of the Steaks are riddled with software issues!
(1) On video call which camera does your Streak trigger?
(2) When you close an application eg; GPS does your 3G Data connection terminate?
(3) Does your battery last more than 8 hours with the bare minimum applications?
I have not done a video call with the streak because i do not have a need for it. I have tested both front and rear camera and they work. Next you may ask if i have watch video all day with it. the answer in nope.
Battery for sure I think mine last more than 6 hours : For 2 days in a week my GPS is on all day and i drive over 80 miles. I use the phone and go on internet at times.
Remember the battery that came with this device is not strong either considering the potential of the device and for what it is intended to do. I expect to see a decrease after a while.
In my opinion, for such a well build device with such dual fuctions i think Dell should have launch it first with a more stable OS like windows or should have tested it more longer with android before rushing it into the market.
So far so good
I have a bunch of Android devices, they all have common issues. The only thing that I see as a bug on the Dell Streak is the video call launching the rear facing camera instead of the front, but as I compare the Streak with my other Android devices, it's the most stable in many ways. My Dell Streak is full of apps and it's still way more effective then my other Android devices. The Streak actually runs a bunch of apps at the time, when my Galaxy S for example force closes...
I do not have to try out all the features on a device to tell if it is good or not. Front facing camera was not of interest to me when i purchased the device. All the other features that attracted me to the device works well and works better than in any other device i have use. By the way just because a few of the features do not work the device should not be condemned. As the upgrades to the OS keeps coming in things will get better for those that are experiencing problems with some of the features.
Dell streak 5 is a great device just be patient take your time to learn the features and you will enjoy it.
MY Streak also is very stable and i think it is a great device which is going to last. I too have tons of apps and have not had any problem. I am a newbie to android this is my second android device and the one i have use the most.
My response to an unstable OS is to the many complaints. mark me, I do not say the android OS is not good. Base on the many complaints i read, it seem some manufacturers are just throwing it into their products and rushing them out into the market and worring about the bugs later. For the age of the OS it is queit stable there is no doubt in it.
I absolutely agree. With 2.2, Streak is stable, fast, awesome device, I use huge amount of apps all the time and it runs great . I have never had an intention to do video calls so dont know about the front facing camera issue.
The only bug I noticed is logging into social networking apps using Facebook Connect (which is FB bug - check this one: http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/show_bug.cgi?id=14144 ) and also logging into Get Glue app.
I can understand that frustrated people speak more about their problems, so thanks to anyone satisfied who did not stay silent and also said that Dell Streak is good device,
I bought my Streak about two and a half months back. It worked fine, although some issues which are common remain. But as far as the overall features and performance are concerned, I agree that it is one of the best devices available and is unique in its class. The picture quality is quite good, the calls and networking are great. My Streak developed a problem and it was immediately replaced by the Dell. (The piece initially given had some problem so I was given another new piece). So much for all those telling Dell has poor record of response in case of problem. Although I feel there is still some scope for improvement it is mostly related to software. Now you find the silicon cover in India too, although I did not try to find dock as I do not need it, it may also be available. If you go through my thread, you will find some solutions to common issues which I could sort out.
i have to agree ive had my streak since early december and it's been spot on.The only issue i've had with it is i dropped it and it smashed,thankfully i had it insured with my phone company(Optus) and it was replaced with no problems mind you when i got the replacement i bought an otterbox for it :).