When the iPad first came out, people thought, “Whatever, I have a laptop for that.” Very quickly, though, the abilities of the iPad became better understood. They became more popular, sales and profits soared and suddenly all of the major computer and cellular companies wanted to get in on the action. Suddenly, Tablets were in all the retail outlets. Of course, Dell is trying to find its piece of the pie. The product offering Dell is pinning its hopes on is the Streak 7 Wi-Fi Tablet. Whether this device makes the grade and is worth buying is what we are going to try to resolve in this article.
Regrettably, the most self-evident negative for this product is Dell itself (if it was Verizon Cell Phones perhaps it would be a different story). Dell isn’t known for the quality of the products it makes. And as for Dell’s customer service: well, let’s simply put it this way: if it owned a prize shelf, it would not be loaded with consumer accolades. After your product warranty runs out, you are going to be billed for customer service phone calls to Dell – at least that is what numerous Dell customers report. So, while this tablet is probably going to be one of the more easily affordable tablets on the market, you have to take a moment to think about who you will be paying that money to.
These days, multitasking between various functions is much in demand, and the Android OS version used here, called Froyo, should make it relatively easy. You should be able to listen to Mp3s, keep your GPS data current, and be notified of various things through the system’s notification service without being forced to keep any specific application open and running. It offers super easy access to your Gmail and other e-mail applications and accounts, so you won’t have to be worried about whether someone can reach you when you have your tablet with you.
Video chat was not included with the initial iPad offering, and it’s great that it is with this tablet. Video chat is integrated with this tablet by means of Qik software and a camera panel which is front facing. The hassle is , though, that you won’t be able to communicate with those others who don’t own the same Dell tablet, or something compatible. Thus, video chatting with those who are using other platforms is not ensured. Another good thing is that the Dell Streak 7 table has Blockbuster’s On Demand service. You may have known that Blockbuster is going through its own share of difficulties of late so we aren’t very certain if this is really a selling point.
As yet, there aren’t lots of reviews about this specific product although several people are questioning what the purpose of this product could really be. The tablet’s functionality is terribly limited through its inability to interact with other devices that aren’t compatible with it. Notwithstanding, a keen desire for a tablet computer coupled with a limited budget may make this an ideal way to acquaint yourself with the technology. Just make sure you understand what you are buying before you actually send your money to the company.