Where is the Streak?

Dell’s Streak was supposed to be available by the end of July. Just before the month ended, the pre-sale info page changed the wording to indicate it is coming soon. It’s August 5, and yet there is no Streak. There has been little talk about the missed launch date, which intrigues me.

When a phone misses its launch, there are usually plenty of bloggers around to rub it in, cause a commotion, or in some other way make it very clear to the world that the date was missed. Sony Ericsson has certainly caught a lot of grief over the Xperia X10, so I wonder how Dell managed to come out clean. There have been a few posts about the Streak getting an upgrade, but nobody seems interested in calling Dell out on this one. No mention of the missed launch has been attached to the posts I read about the update. Is it just that nobody really cared about the Streak? Are people unsure of Dell’s place in the mobile phone market? Now that I am thinking about it I haven’t heard a lot about the Aero either. Maybe people just expect the product to just disappear.

The Streak looks like an interesting device. There are plenty of people who want one. It was supposed to be ready by the end of July and it isn’t. I understand that products don’t always launch on time, or when the customers want them. This post is more about the silence about the issue than the issue itself. I am simply curious as to whether it was apathy or courtesy that allowed Dell to come out relatively unscathed.

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