Now that the whole iPhone 4 craziness has cooled down, it’s time to check out other overhyped gadgets, like the Dell Streak. The tablet got recently reviewed by the folks of Engadget, who published a detailed analysis of the product on their site. The device was launched in the UK last Friday and Engadget’s version comes in a matte carbon finish, instead of the chromed one.
It uses 399MB RAM, instead of 405MB as we previously heard, but this might just be the case of the review unit. Engadget claims that the Streak is very easy to handle, much like a PSP and its case is 10mm thick, which is very OK for a 5 inch MID. The display on board supports a 800 x 480 pixel resolution and it uses capacitive touch overlay, also functioning brilliantly under the sun.
Under the hood, you’ll find a 1530 mAh battery and we learn that Dell Streak comes with a microSD card slot, 3G connectivity, background syncing, a Facebook widget, RSS widget and Twicca. As far as the battery life is concerned, Dell’s toy squeezes ten hours per charge, with pretty solid usage of the device.
As far as flaws go, the device lacks FM radio, but there might be some hack to get this to work, unless it’s a lack in the hardware side. At the back of the tablet there’s a 5 megapixel camera, with autofocus, that handles its tasks pretty well, aside from nightshots. The picture quality of video capture is decent, although over-saturation is something you should worry about, both in filming and picture taking.
We’re curious to see this baby working with Android 2.2, but till then we have an interesting demo of the unit below: