Dell Venue Announced; To Be Sold Unlocked In The States

Beside the Streak 7 tablet, Dell also announced the Dell Venue smartphone at the CES 2011. The Dell Venue handset has a 4.1-inch WVGA AMOLED display with Gorilla glass on top of it. The phone is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm QSD825 processor and packs 512MB of RAM. The back of the phone sports an 8MP camera.

Dell Venue smartphone with English language screenfill featured on a white background.

The usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack are also present. The Venue runs on Android 2.2 with Dell’s Stage UI on top of it. The phone also has a physical camera shutter button. Dell did not mention any other relevant information about the handset except that it will be sold unlocked in the U.S.

They did not mention anything about the pricing and the availability of the Venue as well.

Dell Streak 7 Announced; Headed To T-Mobile

Dell has announced the Streak 7 a 7-inch tablet heading to T-Mobile. The Dell Streak 7 sports a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with both the cores running at 1GHz. The 7-inch WVGA display of the Streak 7 is covered with Gorilla glass.

The 7-inch tablet also features HSPA+ 4G support along with the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, a 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card slot.

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The tablet has 16GB of onboard storage space.   The front of the tablet sports a 1.3MP camera for video calling while the back sports a 5MP camera.

The Streak 7 runs on Android 2.2 with the Stage UI of Dell on top of it. Sadly, T-Mobile did not mention the pricing of the tablet. The Streak 7 is expected to hit the stores in the coming weeks’.

Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet Coming at CES 2011

Dell is apparently planning to showcase a new 7 inch Android tablet at CES 2011. It will be called the Dell Streak 7. It will be a bigger, better version of the Dell Streak and will compete with the Galaxy Tab by Samsung and the Motorola Android tablet which will be launched at CES too.

It will run Android 2.2 Froyo and comes with the Stage UI, the same as the original Streak, but with some improvements.

The guys at Engadget have gotten their hands at some promotional material for the Dell Streak, the treatment of its television commercial, which seems to quite interesting.

Dell Streak 7

Dell Streak 7

Head over to Engadget for the full scoop.

Dell Streak Android 2.2 Update To Roll Out This Month In The U.K

We had earlier reported that Dell will be rolling out the Froyo update for its 5-inch phone-cum-tablet crossover the Streak. The update will start rolling out before the end of November but only in the U.K. Along with Android 2.2, the update will also bring performance improvements, better memory management, Flash 10.1 and Mobile hotspot feature. The Stage UI from Dell will also be present in this software update.

Here is a video of Android 2.2 with the Stage UI in action on the Streak :

It will replace the custom launcher found used by Streak in Android 1.6. The Stage UI basically contains a launcher and a few widgets along with a webOS like multi-tasking UI. However, the software update will wipe clean all user data present in the phone so users are recommended to make a backup of their data.

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Dell Planning to Launch Dual Core Streak: Dell Opus One

A blog focused exclusively on the Dell Streak has come across some information which says that Dell is planning to launch the successor the the Dell Streak soon. It will be called the Dell Opus One and will sport a 1.2 GHz dual core ARM based processor.

It will have the same size and form factor, with a 5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, but will sport a higher resolution, probably 1280 x 800 pixels. It might also sport a better camera and more RAM.

I do hope that Dell loads this powerhouse with the latest Android OS version – be it Android 2.2 Froyo or Android 2.3 Gingerbread (which should be available by the time this releases).

Dell Streak

via StreakSmart

Dell Working On An Android Version Of Venue Pro

Folks over at PC World report that Dell is working on an Android version of the Dell Venue Pro handset. The Dell Venue Pro sports a full portrait QWERTY keyboard and a 4.1-inch WVGA display. The Venue Pro sports a 1GHz Snapdragon processor along with 1GB of internal memory and 512MB of RAM. The back of the handset sports a 5MP camera as well.Dell_Venue_Pro

The early hands-on review of the device from Engadget and other popular tech blogs suggest that the phone has a pretty darn good QWERTY keyboard. The Dell Venue Pro runs on the WP7 OS from Microsoft. The handset was announced by Microsoft and Dell two weeks ago and will hit the retail stores in two weeks from now. The handset is available on Amazon.co.uk for pre-order for £499.99/$696.

As of now, Dell only has one Android handset the Streak. The Android version of Venue Pro will be a worthy addition to Dell’s line-up of Android handsets.

Via – PC World

Get Android 2.1 On Dell Streak

It was just yesterday we reported that the Dell Streak would be getting direct upgrade to Froyo, and skip the Éclair update totally. However, Streak owners in UK should rejoice as an Android 2.1 ROM for the phone leaked onDell-Streak2 the internet a few days ago. The sad news was that this leaked ROM would only work for Dell Streak handsets in UK, and not for the US handsets.

Nevertheless, the modding community did not lose hope and have found a workaround to flash this UK ROM on a US Dell Streak. However, users need to root their phone before proceeding with this process. Luckily there is an application call Universal Androot which will make the job of rooting the phone a lot easier. Also flashing this Android 2.1 ROM will wipe your Dell Streak clean so users are recommended to make a backup of their data.

Here is the step-by-step process on how to update your Dell Streak to Android 2.1.

Dell Streak to Get Direct Upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo in US

The Dell Streak has been available in the UK for over a month now, but it started shipping in the US only around the start of August. It received rave reviews and can be used both as a phone and a tablet.

The bigger 5 inch display offers a much better video viewing experience and also is more conducive to eBook reading. However, the only gripe I and many others have had with the Dell Streak is that it ships with the relatively ancient Android 1.6 while many other budget Android smartphones ship with Android 2.1 now. Phones like the Nexus One and the Droid 2 already have Android 2.2 Froyo running.

Dell Streak Android 2.2 Froyo Upgrade

Dell had earlier announced that the Android 2.1 upgrade for the Streak was coming soon but today, Lionel Menchaca, Chief Blogger for Dell Inc, tweeted that Dell plans to directly roll out the Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade for the Dell Streak. This is great news for those planning to buy the Streak as they won’t have to wait very long for the Froyo upgrade now.

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via Engadget

Dell Streak To Be Available In India By October

The Dell Streak, Dell’s new smartphone-tablet hybrid is slated for an October launch in India, according to an NDTV report. NDTV reported today that Michael Tatelman, Dell’s Vice President for Global Consumer Channel Sales & Marketing, said that Indian consumers can expect the Dell Streak to launch around October, but he didn’t mention the exact launch date or the price of the Streak.

The Dell Streak is a nice little tablet, or an over sized smartphone, depending on how you intend to use it. It runs Android 2.1 and will soon get the Android 2.2 upgrade. It has been getting pretty good reviews so far and is expected to be a hit. It is the first serious competitor to both the iPhone 4 and the iPad. It has been available in the UK for about a month and has been available for pre-order in the US since a day or two.

Other specs of the Streak include a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512 MB RAM, 5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, 16 GB storage, 5 MP camera and GPS. It also has the usual connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP.

Dell Streak

It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 25000 – 30000 in India at the time of launch.

Source: NDTV Gadget Guru

Dell Streak to Start Shipping by July End

Dell has updated the US page of the Dell Streak to indicate that the Streak will be available for purchase in the US by late July.

The Dell Streak is a new Android based smartphone/tablet hybrid by Dell and has been available in the UK since about a month. The US prices haven’t been revealed yet, but going by the prices in the UK, it should be priced around $650.

The reviews of the Dell Streak have been fairly good, with the only point of contention being the size; while some consider it too big to be used as a phone and too small to be used as a tablet, most consider it to be perfectly usable as both.

It will be shipping with Android 1.6 but Dell has promised an upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo.

Dell Streak

Dell Streak Specifications

  • Dimensions: 152.9 x 79.1 x 10 mm
  • Weight: 220 gms
  • Display: 5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz processor
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM
  • Memory: 16 GB internal memory, up to 32 GB microSD support
  • OS: Android 1.6 (upgradeable to Android 2.2)
  • Camera: 5 MP camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, secondary VGA camera
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
  • GPS: GPS transceiver with A-GPS
  • Battery: Li-ion 1530 mAh battery