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Dell Streak Pro 101DL coming to Softbank January 2012

Count this as one more phone to be added to Softbank’s fall/winter lineup; the Dell Streak Pro 101DL. This looks to be another higher end device with specs including:

  • Android 2.3
  • 4.3-inch super AMOLED screen with 540×960 QHD resolution (Gorilla Glass)
  • 8MP CMOS camera
  • 1.3MP sub camera
  • 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8260 CPU
  • SyncUp compatible
  • Dell Stage 2.0 pre-installed
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • IEEE802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • microSDHC card slot
  • size: 65×126×10.3mm, weight: 140g

Expect this one on shelves sometime in January 2012. Price is still yet to be dermined.

[via TechCrunch]

10.1-inch Dell Streak Pro smiles for the camera

Dell looks to be slowly moving up the ladder of screen sizes. First, it was the 5-inch Dell Streak (recently pulled), then the 7-inch, and now the rumored 10-inch Dell Streak Pro smiles for the camera with the little guys.

The Dell Streak Pro will be Dell’s first Honeycomb tablet and will sport a 10.1-inch (1280 X 800) screen, a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, 1GB Ram, and dual cameras.

You can find one in China starting this week, but we are not sure when it will land in other markets.

[via phandroid]

Dell pulls the Streak for a possible update; Could be back next month.

If you are in the market for a Dell Streak, you may be out of luck, at least for the time being because they quietly vanished from retail stores and online. One company employee said that it was discontinued, but then a customer service rep said that it was pulled while it receives an update. The only other info we got was that it would become available in early August and the update has nothing to do with Android.

[via engadget]

Honeycomb Has A Hidden Gingerbread UI Within It?

Yes folks, you read correctly.  The folks over at StreakSmart, a site dedicated to development for the Dell Streak 7 Tablet have recently discovered something a little interesting.  Quite a number of Dell Streak users have exercised their patience to the max while waiting for Android 3.x Honeycomb.  However, one of the more interesting tidbits in developing for the device, it was discovered that there is a hidden Gingerbread UI embedded within Honeycomb.  Whatchu talkin bout Willis?  Yes, that’s right.  Check out the video shot below by member graffixnyc as proof for yourself.  Turns out that changing the LCD density settings on the device exposes the UI pretty easily.  The folks over at StreakSmart explain:

Set it to 170 or higher, reboot, and you’ll see all the graphical elements of Gingerbread (lock screen, dock, app drawer, keyboard, etc.); set it to 160 or lower and the Honeycomb you’re used to will greet you after a reboot.

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[via pocketables]

Rogers and AT&T sending Froyo out to Dell Streak 5 devices OTA


Guess what Dell Streak 5 owners with AT&T or Rogers Canada…you’re the next to get Froyo! Both carriers are sending it out to your devices right now as we read this article, giving the Dell Streak 5 the much needed, looooooong awaited update bringing the Streak back into usefulness.

The update will bring many features to it including Dell’s Stage UI, Flash support and many, many apps from the Market that you only dreamed you could ever use, until now! Check your updates in your ‘Settings’ menu now, you may have a nice surprise waiting!

[via Engadget]

Leaked Dell Roadmaps Show Plans for Upcoming Android Devices, Names Next OS Version as Ice Cream

An inside source at Dell has let slip some roadmaps showing off their plans for upcoming smartphones and tablets. Naturally, there’s plenty of Android on each one, and it also names the next version of the Android OS as Ice Cream. We pretty much knew that, but there was a lot of talk that it might be Ice Cream Sandwich. Personally, I’m glad that they are (apparently) going with the shorter version, because while I love a good ice cream sandwich, a three-word OS name would be a mouthful. Obviously, we won’t know anything 100% for sure until Google announces it, but knowing that internally Dell is calling it Ice Cream is a pretty good sign.

It appears that about May we’ll get the Venue smartphone and the 7″ Streak tablet. August should see the Gallo, a Honeycomb tablet. Around October we’ll see the Millenium (dual-core, 4.3″ screen, Ice Cream), and the first quarter of next year two tablets and another phone will drop. The Opus One and Silver Oak will both be Honeycomb tablets, and the Hancock will be a dual-core, Ice Cream handset with a 4″ screen and a slide-out keyboard.

[via wpcentral, androidcentral]

Acer Iconia Smart – 4.8inch smartphone or tablet?

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Here is the new Acer Iconia Smart running Android 2.3, and looking long and slender. The look of the device is pretty nice, the fact its running Gingerbread is pretty sweet too. I’m just not sold on the size of this device. I’ll get to that in a second.

The Acer Iconia Smart has an 8 megapixel rear end with a 2 megapixel front, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and 1024×480 resolution at 21:9 ratio, 720p video playback and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Pretty good specs right? I know. It’ll cost you about $499 and should be in Europe first around April, then the US by June/July.

Now, back to the sizing. It’s a long 4.8 inches…I mean, I have a 4 inch screen with 800×480 resolution and that feels big enough in my jean pocket. The press release says its “100% Smartphone, 100% tablet”…umm, no, I don’t think so. Remember Dell tried that with the Streak at 5inches, and it really didn’t fair well for them, they decided to go to the 7 inch and 10 inch models instead. I’m really not buying the 1024×480 resolution, great for internet usage, and reading ebooks, but terrible for games and watching videos cause you’ll have these blank areas of screen on either side. The UI is much nicer than the Dell UI however with some changes to the notification bar being on the bottom and what not, but the size man! I can’t get over how awkward it’ll feel in my pocket, unless MC Hammer pants come back, then fine.

What do you think?

Click here for the full Press release below.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Ported to Dell Streak

You knew it was coming. The first steps have been taken toward bringing 3.0 to a handset. Yesterday Stephen Hyde posted pictures and video of the early stages of honeycomb ported to his Dell Streak. While the latest version of Android is far from stable on Stephen’s phone… It’s there and it’s functioning. Will it ever evolve into a fully functional ROM? I believe it will. Will it ever qualify as a practical UI for a cellphone with all the tiny icons intended for a large tablet screen? Probably not, but that’s not the point. The point is that even when Droid doesn’t need to, Droid STILL does! What I’m most excited to see is how many features from Honeycomb will make it into other custom ROMs.

Visit Stephen’s original thread here

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Best Buy Says Dell Streak 5 Is Getting Froyo February 1st

Are you one of those extremely patient Dell Streak 5 users on AT&T who have suffered the same fate as various Galaxy S users regarding an attempt to get Froyo on your device?  Want some good news?  You have two options.  1 – You can hop on the XDA developers site and hack the crap out of your device, bringing it up to par with other mobile devices or 2 – You can wait until Feb 1st.  Thanks to a statement by Best Buy, it looks like Dell Streak 5 users could be seeing a 2.2 update on that day. Read more

Dell Streak to get TV commercial spot, presentation leaked

Looks like someone needs to keep a closer eye on what their employees leak… or not, because if they did, we wouldn’t get cool stuff like this. The Dell Streak is all set to get its 30 second of fame on the small screen, as shown in some leaked shots from a presentation outlining a new commercial for Dell’s in-betweener baby. The commercial shows off the devices abilities in the gaming, social, and internet arenas, as well as the UI. We’re also seeing a new slogan emerge: “You can tell [it’s] Dell”.

Be sure to hit up the source link for the full set of slides, and let us know what you think in the comments!

[via engadget]