- Size (LWH): 7.48 inches, 4.74 inches, 0.47 inches
- Weight: 13.44 ounces
- Network Compatibility: GSM
Dell Streak 7 4G Android Tablet (T-Mobile)
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- Android 2.2-powered mobile tablet with 7-inch multi-touch display loaded with entertainment and multimedia apps
- Enabled for T-Mobile's ultra-fast 4G network; Pay as You Go with prepaid and monthly data plans
- Rear 5-MP camera for photos and video; front-facing 1.3-MP camera for video chats via Qik service
- Ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi (with Wi-Fi sharing); Bluetooth connectivity; 16 GB memory; microSD memory expansion; multi-format media player
- Up to 4 hours of video playback, up to 72 hours (3 days) of standby time; released in January, 2011
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Designed for the super-fast mobile broadband speeds of T-Mobile's 4G network, the Android-based Dell Streak 7 is the ultimate entertainment hub for families and road warriors craving a rich multimedia and web experience both at home and on-the-go. It features a brilliant 7-inch WVGA multi-touch display made of damage-resistant Gorilla Glass that's ideal for Web browsing, streaming video, watching TV and movies, reading books and magazines, or playing games wherever you roam.
The Dell Streak 7 offers a vibrant 7-inch, multi-touch display (see larger image).
Powered by a screaming fast, dual-core 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, the Streak 7 is loaded full of entertainment and family-friendly apps--from Kindle for Android and Zinio magazines to T-Mobile TV for your enjoying your favorite shows on the go. The Streak 7 also helps you capture and shares favorite moments with the rear-facing 5 megapixel camera for high-definition stills and video recording and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video-calling over T-Mobile's network (as well as Wi-Fi) using the preloaded Qik Video Chat application.
Other features include a 16 GB internal memory that can be expanded via optional microSD memory cards (up to 32 GB in size), Swype virtual keyboard technology, full support for Adobe Flash Player, up to 4 hours of continuous video playback time, and up to 3 days of standby time.
Enabled for T-Mobile's high-speed 3G network, the Streak 7 is specifically designed for T-Mobile's HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which delivers downloads at 4G speeds. T-Mobile's upgraded HSPA+ network currently covers 100 major metropolitan areas across the U.S. (read more about HSPA+ below). The Streak 7 also offers Wi-Fi networking as well as the ability to share its 3G/4G Internet connection with other laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
You'll be able to pay the way you want with prepaid and postpaid data plans from T-Mobile Pay As You Go (learn more about prepaid services below)
Enjoy a rich web and multimedia experience at home or one the go (see larger image).
Android 2.2 OS and Dell Stage User Interface
The Streak 7 runs the latest Android operating system--OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)--which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You'll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of new enhancements, including an improved QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
The Streak 7 also features Dell's innovative Stage user interface, which provides a seamless and unified experience for accessing all your favorite content. Later this year, Dell will add syncing to Stage so you can keep your photos, contacts, calendars, and other personal content synchronized across your Dell Stage-equipped devices--from tablets to PCs--connected through your home network.
T-Mobile Entertainment and Content
The Dell Streak 7 comes preloaded with unique content and applications to entertain the whole family, including:
Includes a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats on popular services such as Qik or Skype (see larger image).
- T-Mobile TV. Live and on-demand TV including live news, sports and full-length entertainment, plus on-demand full episodes of your favorite shows.
- Qik Video Chat. Connect with friends and family through both T-Mobile's 3G/4G network and Wi-Fi--unlike some other video-calling solutions that only work through Wi-Fi. With the Streak 7's front-facing camera paired with Video Chat through Qik, you can hold video conversations with those who have a Streak 7--or other compatible mobile device--and even broadcast your view through the rear-facing camera.
- BrainPOP: Animated educational content embraced by students and trusted by teachers and parents around the globe. BrainPOP brings learning to your fingertips.
- Zinio. The largest online newsstand, enabling customers to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in new ways with more than 75,000 digital magazines from 26 countries.
- Kindle for Android. Lets you shop for hundreds of thousands of books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99. Use Amazon's Whispersync technology to automatically synchronize your last page read, bookmarks, annotations, and more across your various devices--including Kindle, Kindle DX, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android phones.
- BLOCKBUSTER On Demand Enables you to discover and download the latest movie rentals on the go. Blockbuster's first-ever video download application on a smartphone allows you to buy a movie on one device and watch on another connected device through Blockbuster's library.
- Let's Golf (Gameloft). Discover a fun atmosphere making golf accessible to anyone with 63 holes in 4 environments in 3D and 4 characters to customize. 63 holes in 4 distinct locations remodeled in 3D: Fiji Beach, the American Mountains, the English Countryside, and Scottish Lochs.
- Slacker Radio. With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Slacker is the best way to discover new artists and hear your favorite music. Listening to Slacker is as easy as selecting one of over 120 DJ-programmed genre stations or searching for your favorite artist or song.
Design and Hardware
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The Dell Streak 7 weighs 17.6 ounces and measures 7.9 x 4.7 x 0.5 inches. Its 2780 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of continuous video playback, and up to 72 hours (3 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G/4G network (1700/2100 MHz; UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+).What's in the Box
Dell Streak 7 tablet, rechargeable battery, charger, wired stereo hands-free headset, SIM card, quick start guide
T-Mobile Pay As You Go Prepaid Service
T-Mobile prepaid plans give you wireless access with less commitment, so you can pay--and talk--as you go. With no annual contract, no credit check, and no monthly bill, prepaid plans are a simple, direct way to go mobile. There are many ways to conveniently refill your T-Mobile Prepaid Plan so that you can stay continually connected with the people who matter most, including via the T-Mobile Web site or using refill cards available at over 90,000 locations nationwide. You can choose from either a monthly postpaid plan (which includes convenient Wi-Fi Hotspot access) or prepaid plans that provide smaller set amounts of data usage.Monthly Plans
- $24.99: 200 MB (10¢/MB overage)
- $39.99: 5 GB (no overage)
- $10.00: 100 MB (7 days)
- $30.00: 300 MB (30 days)
- $50.00: 1 GB (30 days)
T-Mobile Network FeaturesHigh-Speed Data Connectivity via T-Mobile's 3G/4G Network
This tablet is compatible with T-Mobile's UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+ 3G/4G network, which operates on the 1700/2100 MHz AWS spectrum. It's is designed to automatically connect to the best available network (4G, 3G, or GSM/GPRS/EDGE) to provide faster data speeds when accessing the Web.
In areas where the 3G/4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the via T-Mobile's EDGE network (which stands for "Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution"). This high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.T-Mobile's Expanding, Super-Fast 4G Mobile Broadband Network
As of February, 2011, T-Mobile has upgraded its traditional 3G network to HSPA+ 4G in 200 major metropolitan areas across the U.S.--cover 200 million people across the country--with plans to continue rolling out this network upgrade throughout 2011. With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network provides fast data speeds--up to 3 times faster than AT&T and Verizon's standard 3G networks--while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the ultimate wireless voice and data experience. You'll enjoy faster Web browsing, uninterrupted video streaming, and quicker app downloads.
T-Mobile's 4G mobile broadband network (powered by HSPA+) provides a theoretical capability of up to 21 Mbps peak download speeds, with average download speeds typically in the 5 to 8 Mbps range.
Top Customer Reviews
The battery life on the Streak 7 is pretty much my only complaint.But i bought a car charger for it however.Other than that this thing is perfect.The screen responds incredibly well.Games like Asphalt 5 look amazing on it!!! The 4g speeds are incredible.I love being able to go anywhere & use this thing.I even got rid of my Archos 70 internet tablet after buying this item.Plus my brand new Ipod touch(4th gen) pretty much collects dust now lol.Apple won't let you view flash based websites..The Streak 7 has no problem loading the full desktop version of Cnn & Espn websites.Plus this tablet will get Honeycomb 3.0 when it comes out thanks to the Tegra 2 dual core processor..There is no tablet that can compete with this one at the moment. :)
Pros: Dell Streak 7 (DS7) has a Tegra2 processor in it which future proofs it a bit
Supports 4g if its available
Runs very snappy once the launcher is changed. I recommend ADW or Launcher Pro
Solid build and its "portable" where the Xoom and iPad really aren't.
Supports full sized ad cards
16gbs of internal storage. 1.8gbs for apps, 11.4gbs for general storage
Cons: the DS7 has a poor battery. It can be managed to get 7 or 8 hours with light use, but anything beyond light use and I literally watched the battery drain away over a few hours after a full charge.
Proprietary usb/charging cable is a poor choice. Its far too short and it doesn't allow for charging through usb from a computer. If I'm incorrect about charging from a computer then please tell me how. I never got it to work.
The battery can't be replaced
The screen could be better. Most Android phones are at a 800x480 resolution but at a 7inch form factor the image quality isn't always as good as it should be.The viewing angles aren't the best either but weren't as bad as some reviewers at other websites made it out to be. For instance, my dvd rips still looked pretty good overall but on the other hand, the NookColor has a better screen than the DS7 and its $200 less.
With all of this in mind I'm a bit torn over whether I should keep the DS7 or
return it.Read more ›
4G (technically, not 4G, but just as fast)
7-inch screen is actually all you really need. The larger 10-inch tablets aren't exactly portable. If I wanted that, I'd carry my laptop.
Processing speed is fantastic.
Battery Life is great. I use this all day at work, checking email, taking notes and it lasts until I get home. That's better than most phones if you overuse them.
FULL SIZE SD CARD!!!! Wonderful!!! Can view photos quickly directly from my SLR (jpg, not Raw yet that I know of)!!!
Not a big fan of the Dell Interface. However, you can replace that in the market for free. Download the ADW launcher to customize it or any other home screen.
Not set up to tether (make as a hot spot for others) yet. This can probably be done using a market app, but you may have to be rooted to do so.
No HDMI out. Not that I'd use it, but it is on others
No USB connectors. Would be kind of nice to simply attach a keyboard if I have a ton of notes to take. Bluetooth works fine though and the keyboard is pretty nice that comes stock on the Streak.
Can't remove the battery (at least that I know of).
All in all, I'm extremely happy with my purchase. The Cons are just nit picked items to make it perfect. I have owned several Android phones so if you are new to Android, this may take you some time to get used to and find all the great apps. Android isn't as intuitive as the iPad, but it is more customizable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am going to RESCIND on my REFUND I will keep the Tablet ! I have upgraded it ! The Tablet has an excellent HD quality. I'm KEEPING IT ! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not bad...can' t add a lot of apps on Google play..if you have Google ..have to get a New account..very colorfulPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Has so many problems with this device. Ended up replacing it with the nexus 7Published 4 months ago by Terrance
Works good, Nice tablet that does what it should. It's no ipad but that's ok. It's great for what I needed and works off my Tmobile.Published 11 months ago by andrea l. smith