Dell Streak – Not An iPad Alternative

PC Magazine: Dell Streak – Not An iPad Alternative

The Streak, available in Europe next month, is not the next big tablet product, the alternative to the iPad that everybody has been waiting for, Ulanoff says. It’s a phone. Proceed accordingly.

“I get it. If I were a consumer electronics device in 2010, I’d want to be a tablet. Tablets are cool. They’re now. They’re hip. The hottest product on the planet right now is a tablet. But wanting to be one and actually being one are two very different things. I know tablets, I’m a fan of tablets, and the Dell Streak, I can assure you, is no tablet.

When mobile expert Sascha Segan first got his hands-on with what was then called the Dell Mini 5, he referred to it as a tablet. As this was before any real next-generation tablets had hit the market, one can easily forgive the mistake. Though, as Segan noted, the Dell Mini 5 is larger than the average phone,it is still a phone and not a true tablet.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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