Review: Dell's 4G Streak on T-Mobile

January 31, 2011: 11:34 PM ET

Good, but probably not good enough.

If you can somehow see through the Honeycomb hysteria going on currently, you'll notice that another Android 2.2 tablet was released today.  The Dell (DELL) Streak 7" tablet on T-Mobile is notable because it is the first to use a 4G network (quite well, I might add) and has a dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor, the same processor all of the fancy phones and tablets are going to have next quarter.

The most obvious competition for this device is the 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab (reviewed here), which also runs Android 2.2 and is on all four U.S. carriers, including T-Mobile, though it doesn't take advantage of T-Mobile's higher speeds -- yet.  I enjoyed using the Galaxy Tab and this is a little lighter (smaller battery) and a little longer.  The Streak's cameras and buttons are built for landscape mode while the Tab is a portrait by design. Instinctively, I found myself using landscape more because of this.


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