We have dumb phones, smart phones, netbooks, tablets, and laptops. All of these devices have their pros and cons. Dell is going to introduce what is called a ‘Streak,’ which will try to be the Swiss army knife for all devices. Some are describing the new device as a ‘tween-er’ — somewhere between a smart phone, netbook, laptop, or whatever type of device you can think of. But can Dell pull off a magician’s trick and make us consumers believe that one device can do it all?

The Streak has a 5″ screen compared to the 9.7″ screen of an iPad or 3.5″ screen of the iPhone 4. According to Dell, users will be able to view Android supported widgets easily and their 5″ screen will eliminate squinting.

The Dell Streak gets a 5-megapixel camera with a dual-LED flash in back, a front-facing camera for video chat, the powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 2GB of internal storage, Bluetooth capability and Wi-Fi connectivity. According to Dell, the Streak will ship with the Android 1.6 OS.

But here is the amazing part. You can even make phone calls with it! The price for the Streak will be $299 with a two-year service contract with AT&T. There is one minor problem with the size of the device. The Android and iPhone have what can only be described as the ‘cool factor.’ I must admit I have used both Android and iPhones and they are cool looking. So how will consumers take to a device this big?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Source – Christian Science Monitor