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The aptly named Dell Streak line has come and gone within a relatively short span. The Dell Streak 7 page on the company’s website offers this simple statement: “Streak 7 is no longer available online, but you can browse our other mobile devices for similar products.” There’s been no other official press release from Dell, although Engadget did secure comments from the company that said: Dell remains committed to the mobility market and continues to sell products here and in other parts of the world. Streak 7 delivered a unique experience for customers who wanted a larger screen-size yet the freedom of staying connected to their personal and professional content while... Read more...
Ever wondered if the very gadgets that you purchased for your own personal use were also used at the highest level of the government? We have to confess to wondering just how high-tech the CIA's gadgets were compared to what's readily available on the open market, but it's things like this that make us realize we aren't so different, after all. Dell has announced their Dell Mobile Security for Android platform has been certified by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for information assurance and use on defence networks. Naturally, the platform's based on Google's mobile OS, and it'll be used to expand the uses and applications for mobile devices in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD),... Read more...
What do an American PC maker and a Chinese search engine have in common? They both want to take a piece of the mobile pie away from their competitors in China. Dell and Baidu are planning to work together to develop smartphones and tablets, presumably to break into the vast Chinese mobile market. We already know that Dell has been knocking on China’s door in the mobile space, and joining up with an established, dominant online Chinese entity such as Baidu makes sense and could help it snag some market share from the likes of Apple and Alibaba. Baidu, for its part, is clearly headed toward expanding into the mobile market. The company is developing Android-based mobile platform Yi, which... Read more...
There comes a day in the life of every gadget where things just aren't as shiny as they once were. Specifications grow old. Designs fade. Lifestyles change. It's a sad day, but it's looming from the very day a gadget hits store shelves. That day of reckoning has come for Dell's Streak 5, a tablet/phone combo that had a ton of hype behind it at launch, and leaves now with a dedicated page from Dell. It's clear that the product meant a lot to the folks in Round Rock, Texas, and it's even clearer that the impact will live on in Dell's future mobile portfolio. "It's been a great ride," according to Dell. It's with a tear that many wish the tablet/phone goodbye, and here's hoping that Dell finds a... Read more...
Dell has quietly pulled the Streak 5 tablet from its website and from any retail stores, as well. It's not a recall per se, but it's believed that Dell is making changes and improvements to the product, unrelated to the software (i.e., hardware). For a while, consumers could still find the item on Dell's site, but if they tried to order it, they would get the following error message: Sorry, but this item is no longer available for purchase online. Please contact your sales representative for details on how to order. The site has now been updated to simply say the Streak is "out of stock." Since the device isn't exactly a super-hot seller, the first rumor is that it was end-of-lifed. It is not,... Read more...
It's a world full of tablets, and we're just living in it. Dell's Streak 10 Pro has seemingly got lost in the mix; with so many other Android 3.0 tablets stealing the limelight, it's being an elbowing match to get coverage these days. Now, Dell's ready to introduce their own 10" Honeycomb tablet, but it won't be coming to America first. Dell has confirmed that they "are indeed working on 10" tablet products," with one in particular aimed at "prosumers." They're also working on a Windows 7-based tablet for enterprise consumers, which is due out later in the year. Evidently the company seems some pent-up demand for a Win7 tablet, signaled by their intentions to go forward with this instead of holding... Read more...
The first half of 2011 is shaping up to be all about tablets. Truly, the tablet mania that everyone was so adamant about last year is finally here. While dozens of tablets were announced and shown off at CES in January, most of them won't be arriving until later this month or the March time frame at the earliest. The main reason for the delay is because most manufacturers are stuck waiting for Google to release Android 3.0, or Honeycomb, the first version of Android to be configured specifically for use on tablets. Motorola has the honor of releasing the first Honeycomb device, the Xoom. Of the tablets announced at this year's CES though, one of the first to be released is Dell's new Streak 7... Read more...
The first half of 2011 is shaping up to be all about tablets. Truly, the tablet mania that everyone was so adamant about last year is finally here. While dozens of tablets were announced and shown off at CES in January, most of them won't be arriving until later this month or the March time frame at the earliest. The main reason for the delay is because most manufacturers are stuck waiting for Google to release Android 3.0, or Honeycomb, the first version of Android to be configured specifically for use on tablets. Motorola has the honor of releasing the first Honeycomb device, the Xoom. Of the tablets announced at this year's CES though, one of the first to be released is Dell's new Streak 7.... Read more...
Dell's Streak 7 tablet is the highly anticipated big brother of Dell's 5-inch tablet, the Streak 5 that came out in September of 2010. The larger Streak 7 goes up against stiff competition with the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Tab though the Streak 7 is retailing slightly lower in the $449 price range without a contract and through T-Mobile on contract for a very competitive $199.99. Regardless, the Streak 7 offers some pluses over the Galaxy Tab, like its 5MP rear-facing camera, but also comes up short in other areas such as its lower resolution display, with an 800x480 native resolution versus the Galaxy Tab's 1024x600 display. The Dell Streak 7 also has NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor... Read more...
Dell's Streak 7 tablet is the highly anticipated big brother of Dell's 5-inch tablet, the Streak 5 that came out in September of 2010.  The larger Streak 7 goes up against stiff competition with the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Tab,  though the Streak 7 is retailing slightly lower in the $449 price range without a contract and through T-Mobile on contract for a very competitive $199.99.  Regardless, the Streak 7 offers some pluses over the Galaxy Tab, like its 5MP rear-facing camera, but also comes up short in other areas such as its lower resolution display, with an 800x480 native resolution versus the Galaxy Tab's 1024x600 display.  The Dell Streak 7 also has NVIDIA's Tegra... Read more...
And the Streak gets larger. Dell's original Streak was just 5" in size, which was quite small for a "tablet." But then again, it was one of only a few tablets that could double as a smartphone. Most 7" tablets have their cellular capabilities disabled, but that size has proven to be pretty popular. Just look at the Galaxy Tab, for example. Now, Dell will be competing directly against Samsung and the other tablet makers who are pumping out 7" slates just as fast as they can. Dell's Streak 7 is the same Streak you know, but with a 7" screen that is more conducive to watching multi-media. And now, that Streak 7 will be coming to T-Mobile. The Android 2.2 (Froyo)-based tablet will be sold on T-Mob... Read more...
In this episode of Two and Half Geeks Iyaz and the crew from HotHardware talk about upgrading the Dell Streak to FroYo—and the huge performance gains that come with it--AMD's brand new "Cayman" based Radeon HD 6900 series, the Viewsonic Viewpad 7 Android-based tablet, and NVIDIA's discrete GPU design wins and Sandy Bridge. We also mention our holiday sweepstakes, which is in its final days, and give some quick glimpses of upcoming hardware… Show Notes: 00:56 - Android 2.2 FroYo Breathes New Life Into Dell Streak 03:18 - AMD Radeon HD 6970 & 6950 Debut: Enter Cayman 06:13 - ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Android Tablet Review 09:43 - Nvidia Fears Not Sandy Bridge's "Basic"... Read more...
Dell's fairly recent entrant into the tablet market certainly made a splash when it hit the scene a few months ago, with the company's CEO and namesake randomly making cameo appearances with the device in hand, like one of his one personal private stock toys.  Of course, once we got our hot mitts on it for a proper man-handling, we became fairly attached to the device for all its strengths and weaknesses.  "Approved" we said, but we new there was more potential lying dormant inside.  You see, Dell just wasn't ready to arm the device with a more optimized version of the Android OS, instead opting to release it with a rather unhealthy donut version of the OS (Android 1.6). ... Read more...
Dell's fairly recent entrant into the tablet market certainly made a splash when it hit the scene a few months ago, with the company's CEO and namesake randomly making cameo appearances with the device in hand, like one of his one personal private stock toys.  Of course, once we got our hot mitts on it for a proper man-handling, we became fairly attached to the device for all its strengths and weaknesses.  "Approved" we said, but we new there was more potential lying dormant inside.  You see, Dell just wasn't ready to arm the device with a more optimized version of the Android OS, instead opting to release it with a rather unhealthy donut version of the OS (Android 1.6). ... Read more...
2010 wasn't Tegra's banner year the way we thought it might be after seeing the Tegra 250 platform demo'd at last year's CES. There are signs, however, that 2011 may turn out differently. According to DigiTimes, multiple PC OEMs are warming up to Tegra after watching consumers ardently embrace the iPad. The success of Apple's tablet, according to some, has actually helped Android+ARM by demonstrating that non-Wintel systems can offer compelling user experiences. It's difficult to underestimate how important Tegra is to Nvidia's long-term future; the company has bet that Tesla and Tegra will become its primary sources of revenue over the next few years. When we spoke to the company in August,... Read more...
Google seems to be having quite a difficult time keeping every Android user on the same upgrade path. Some devices are still shipping with version 1.6, and carriers can't seem to sync up their Android 2.2 "Froyo" rollouts. Everyone seems to be using a different version, making it difficult for developers to know which version they should cater to. Dell's Streak is an oddball device to begin with. It's too big to be considered a "smart phone," yet too small to be a full-scale tablet. But it's not too odd for Froyo. Dell has stated that they will begin the Android 2.2 push "in a matter of weeks," which will be a huge upgrade over the version 1.6 that it ships with. Steve Felice, president of the... Read more...
Roughly 13 months ago, we wrote a story discussing the importance of Tegra to NVIDIA's future and why the company has devoted so much time and money to it. Just over a year later, NVIDIA has affirmed that Tegra remains an essential part of its future business model, while tacitly admitting that the number of Tegra/Tegra 2 devices on the market hasn't ramped as aggressively as the company had hoped. When we pressed for details on why Tegra 2 had largely fizzled after its impressive debut at CES last year, company reps told us it wasn't a manufacturing issue or a problem with any part of Tegra 2's silicon. Instead, NV noted that mobile products tend to have long lead times (the new ARM Cortex A-15... Read more...
Dell on Wednesday teased its second Android-powered tablet, and when we say tease we mean it. Aside from CEO Michael Dell announcing the 7" Android-powered tablet during his keynote address at Oracle Open World in San Francisco, there was nothing else detailed about the tablet.  It's unclear, for example, which version of Android the device will get. There were no dates, pricing, or even specs or a name for the device noted. On the other hand, Dell added that the company's first tablet, the 5" Streak (shown) will be available at Best Buy next month. The Dell Streak runs Android 1.5, though it is expected to get Android 2.2 (Froyo) in the coming months. The device is also a phone, unlike... Read more...
We’re back again this week with a brand new video podcast to talk about some recent developments in the hardware and technology scenes. Topics in this episode include the Dell Streak, some affordable ATI Radeon HD 5500 series graphics cards, a slew of announcements out of Apple regarding iOS 4.x, Apple TV, iPods and Unreal Engine on the iPad, and Samsung’s Galaxy Pad Android-based tablet and more… Show Notes: 0:16 - Dell Streak 2:36 - ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series GDDR5 4:30 - Apple iOS 4x, Apple TV, iPod Annoucements 8:56 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10:43 - Epic Unreal Engine on iPad 13:15 - Just Cause 2 Giveaway 13:30 - Lazy Days of Summer Sweepstakes... Read more...
Dell has made little to no effort to keep their "Streak" Tablet a secret, but when everyone else is doing a tablet, we sort of understand the need to make it public knowledge. After months and months of leaks and rumors, Dell is finally putting all of that conjecture behind them and getting official with the 5" Streak, which is set to launch early next month in the UK exclusively on O2. Pricing plans for the device haven't been made public, but one thing that's certainly unique about the Streak compared to other tablets is this unit's ability to act as a mobile phone. It will almost certainly be the largest "phone" you've ever seen beside someone's head, but with a 5" display, it will also be... Read more...
Following months of speculation, leaked photos, and even a hands-on preview from several months back, Dell has finally gone and announced its Streak mini-tablet, though not by way of a press release. Instead, Micheal Dell surprised attendees at the Citrix Synergy conference when he went on onstage for his keynote speech, shoved his hand in his pocket, and whipped out the Streak for the device's first-ever public demo. "The device we use to access our information shouldn't matter anymore," Dell said as he prepared to show off the Streak. "Whether it's a phone, or a notebook, a netbook, or a desktop PC, your client image can follow you everywhere. "Actually, I've got a new little device here,"... Read more...
Now this is interesting. Michael Dell, the CEO of Dell, Inc., apparently feels that the smartphone will never kill off the PC, yet he himself has recently invested loads of company funds while breaking into the already saturated smartphone market. This is also coming from the man who has a 5" Slate PC on the horizon (the Dell "Streak"), and who has been scaling back desktop manufacturing for months on end. So, why the mixed words? Well, Michael was caught showing off the slate we mentioned above at the Citrix Synergy user conference in San Francisco, where it was loaded with a "Citrix receiver that allowed him a choice of several desktop environments, as well as native Android apps and social... Read more...
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