Dell Streak surveys for beta testers unlikely to affect final product
The 1,000 beta testers who are using the Dell Streak ahead of its US launch just crossed the halfway point in their 30-day test period.
When I first unboxed my pre-production unit, which I bought from someone who was really part of the group, I didn't think I would be able to take the weekly surveys that comprised the beta test because clicking on the link sent via text message opened a web page that required a log-in. But today I decided to do some searching after Week 2's survey link was sent to my Streak and was able to find a way in. I went back to the Week 1 survey too and took pictures of all the questions to show you. They're pretty lame, as you'll see, and makes me even more suspicious that Dell is really just going through the motions with this so-called "beta test."
The last survey is due to arrive on July 14th, two weeks from today, which just so happens to be the same day that a Dell sales representative told one of our forum members the Streak would be released in the US. Whether this is true remains to be seen, but it would certainly say something about the importance of this beta test if it is. Then again, the questions in the survey already do that.
Week 1 Survey (June 23)
The first question, which presumably asked how likely the beta tester was to purchase the Streak, didn't show up for some reason. But all the rest of the questions are below.
Week 2 Survey (June 30)
I don't know who wrote the survey, but it probably should've gone through QA before pushed out.