Dell Streak less popular search term than Samsung Captivate

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This will need to be revisited after the Dell Streak is released in the US, but right now the device's popularity in Google searches is being significantly surpassed by searches for the Samsung Captivate, the phone that many former Streak enthusiasts are now using.

The graph you see above comes from Google Trends, which keeps track of "how often a particular search term is entered relative to the total search volume across various regions of the world." It isn't the end-all be-all indicator of a device's success (the most recent peak in Streak searches, for example, is from PCWorld's "Dell Streak: What a Mess" article), but it can be a useful tool to watch trends and find out regional information. According to Google's data, the greatest volume of searches for the Dell Streak in the US is coming from the company's hometown of Round Rock, Texas.

In addition to the fact that's it's actually been released, part of the Captivate's popularity in searches could be due to the pricing; it's only $49.99 with 2-year contract on Amazon right now. Even before it went on sale in mid-July, though, it was still being searched for more often the Streak.

[Google Trends]

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