Glossy sides of Dell Streak aren’t scratch proof
The Dell Streak's display may be almost indestructible thanks to Corning's Gorilla Glass, but the glossy soft plastic used on either side of it sure isn't.
My Streak is less than a week old and has been babied the whole time, yet there are already some light surface scratches on the sides. They are only visible at certain angles (you'll see in the photos that sometimes you can't see them at all and other times they look quite bad), but they're definitely there. This is another reason the glass should've been used on the entire face of the device.
I'm getting another Streak in a few days (I'll tell you more when it arrives) and will treat it exactly the same as this one, so we'll see what happens. I don't expect my new one to be any more scratch-resistant, but who knows. The fact that I have scratches on both sides suggests that the plastic is just very easy to scratch, though, so I'm not expecting any miracles.
Since I don't know what caused all these scratches, I don't know how to prevent them. So be extra careful with yours!