Dell Streak – First Impressions

I have had about 30 minutes with the new Dell Streak, and I thought I would offer my initial impressions. First the good:

– It has a BIG beautiful screen
– It fits nicely in my pants pocket (it is thin)
– It has a nice BIG soft keyboard
– It is fast
– It runs the Android OS

And now the not so good:

– It has a proprietary connection for charging and synch
– The soft keyboard does not support the standard “hold the alpha key for the ALT symbol”
– Its support for Exchange is via WebDAV.  It won’t connect to my Exchange 2010 Server.
– It is running Android 1.6

Overall, I think it is very nice, and I think it will be much better with an OS upgrade (2.2 please) which should include full Exchange Active Sync support along with Calendar and Contacts.  I am hoping to get some more time with it in the next couple of days.

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About Tim Smeltzer
I am a husband, father, and technologist. While I am very much interested in almost all technology, my current area of specialty is secure mobile messaging. You will find me blogging from time to time on mobile technology - what I think is cool, what I think is not cool, and how to do things. Please be nice if you leave me comments. I am really trying to help!

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