Wi-Fi and fast 7.2Mbps HSPA connectivity will keep you surfing at top speed at home or on the go, and the 1GHz Snapdragon processor means the phone runs smoothly even with multiple apps running.
There's 2GB of internal memory, with room for a microSD card, and it's easy to sync the Streak with the music and video on your desktop computer. Sadly, however, it has a proprietary port for this purpose, so you'll have to use its special cable.
Dell also promises that the Streak can take a few more knocks than its delicate touchscreen competition. The Gorilla Glass touchscreen should be able to withstand a full frontal assault from the keys in your pocket or handbag, although we didn't put it through our brutal monitor punch test to find out.
We're craving an Android tablet to challenge the iPad, but the Dell Streak merely whets our appetite. The Streak's sleek, powerful hardware is let down by the presence of a relatively old version of Android, and £399 is a considerable sum of money to drop on a gadget if you have to wait around for an update before it can reach its full potential.
The Streak is much better than the Android-based Archos 5 Internet Tablet, and it offers plenty of advantages over the iPad, but it lacks the polished user interface of Apple's device. Ultimately, the Streak is a good omen for Android tablets to come, rather than a must-have gadget.
Edited by Charles Kloet