The Dell Streak's onscreen keyboard is relatively quick and responsive, thanks in part to the capacitive touch screen and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. One unique aspect of the keyboard design that we both love and hate is the addition of a numeric keypad off to the right side of the QWERTY keyboard. Direct access to typing out numbers is great, but the off-center QWERTY takes some adjusting to.
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A removable slide-out plate on the back of the Dell Streak offers access to a replaceable battery (take that, iPad!), SIM card, and MicroSD memory slot. The Streak model we received included a 16GB SanDisk MicroSD card installed. A 5-megapixel camera with flash and autofocus is also found on the back.
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The Streak's size fits midway between an iPod Touch/iPhone (left) and the 10-inch screen of an Apple iPad. It feels a little too big to hold like a phone, but a little too small to browse the Web without a lot of zooming and adjusting.
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The left and right sides of the Streak are where you naturally feel like holding the device, and Dell was smart not to place any buttons or connections there.
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Many of the Streaks apps, including the Web browser, can be automatically reoriented in landscape or portrait view by simply turning the device.
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The Dell Streak is easy enough to grip with one hand and it's 0.4-inch thickness is comparable to most smartphones.
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You can fit the Streak in a typical jeans pocket, but you won't have room for much else. The scratch-resistant Gorilla glass used on the front does an excellent job resisting scratches.
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The top edge of the streak features a headphone jack, volume rocker, power button, and dedicated camera button.
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