It has been quite awhile ever since Dell has ever released their own Android-based gadgets, though you’d be quite happy to know that this American electronics multinational company is still breathing, and moving and thinking about us geeks that love Android devices, according to Androinica.
And to the very least I suppose, as the latest Dell-made Android-based product is going to be released in the marketplace in March though does not look that impressive, on paper at least. The Streak Pro GS01 will be utilizing the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and will also be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU.
This new chipset is alot more decent compared to the standards of today in other smartphones, which makes sure that the overall performance level is good, though on the other hand the associates at Dell have not mentioned anything about it running the newest update called Android 4.0 at all, which is not promising at all.
And last but not least the rest of the newest features in this phone should make a very decent gadget in between the high and low value for the money, for this current time at least. There’s going to be 1GB of RAM, a 4.3″ gHD capacitive touchscreen display coming with a resolution of 960×540 pixels, coming with also 8GB’s of memory onboard, and also 8MP’s for a rear-facing camera with a flashing LED and also a 1.3MP webcam that is front-facing.
For the looks in this device, the Streak Pro GS01 should be decent in that category, though also very sturdy and is soon to be made available with a very darkish, very classy all-black body style. Though I am not personally excited for this phone concerning the measurements of it’s form factor, as it is weighing in at 145 grams (which is 5.11 ounces), and it also measures in at 10.3 mm’s (0.4 inches) thick too.
For connectivity, this 4.3 inch phone will be coming with the standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, and also will be coming with HSDPA support with speeds going up to 14.4Mbps throughout in Japan with the network called eMobile. And also for the pricing, things aren’t looking very good, since the Streak Pro GS01 will be costing 54,800 yen in Japan and converting that to U.S. dollars we’re looking at around $680. There is no new word yet on details of a release for around the world, though it is quite clear that if this phone is going to ever arrive in the U.S. or Europe, it will be needing a very important cut in price to be able to allow anyone to be interested in the device.
As most Android phones out there currently are only “eye-catching” because they are all touchscreen phones that are alot like the GUI of Apple’s iPhone, this phone I predict will just be a “phone illiterate person”. Because people who are geeks like me will know what they want in phones, and I would never pay the retail price of $680 USD for a phone that is nothing different from something coming from Samsung, HTC, or LG etc. Even being stuck with this phone on a 3-year contract, it’s just not worth it in my own opinion. I myself like to choose what I like the most and that is what I’m sure of will be something I will like. Obviously I will be moving over to the iPhone in the future if they release it with a 128GB storage amount and make it water-resistant and such. But that’s just my own opinion. I think Dell has a better chance at the market in Japan though, because I think Japan residents are oblivious to anything that is released over there, and will buy anything that looks cool.