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Dell Streak 5 inch tablet phone gets EOL status

End of Life. So long Dell Streak, a device so many wanted so bad to pick up where the Dell Axim line left off is now but a sad memory of the good ol’ days of old. Where did the Dell Streak go wrong? In my opinion, it was mainly a very poor roll out of a device that was receiving some very good internet buzz. Except that when it finally did roll our, it came powered by an OS that was very out dated, Donut, or Android 1.6. It was promised that an update would soon follow. Promised huh?

Painstakingly slow roll out of Froyo hacked off owners of both the unlocked version purchased direct from Dell and even more painful was the wait AT&T customers had to endure. Over a month later in fact did AT&T customers wait. However, if you count yourself among the brave at heart or the adventurous when it comes to rooting your Android device, then you were in luck because the development community did not disappoint with now famous chef DJ_Steve and his StreakDroid ROMS.

Now the Dell Streak is a memory falling into the many archives of blogs and forums across the net. Or is it? The Dell Streak remember still packs some impressive specs even by todays standards and can easily stand on it’s own. It’s very nice 5inch screen made by Corning and aptly called Gorilla Glass plus a 1 GHz processor. I will be the first to tell you that the build quality from Dell is nothing short of outstanding either. Right down to the metal back cover. There is still a development community and a group of dedicated owners still hacking their Dell Streak. Websites like Streak Smart led by veteran blogger Jenn K. Lee may hang around a bit longer and evangelize new and exciting developments coming from the Dell Streak community.

Goodbye Dell Streak 5.