The Dell Streak was once rather long in the tooth when it seemed to have Android 1.6 forever. While the Streak is made up of some pretty good pieces, it tried to cover too much ground as both a phone and a tablet (5-inches is above the cutoff). Sadly, even with a decent price, the Streak never really made much sense, but that didn’t stop some from trying to take it to the next level. → Read More
Looks like Intel “le falta un tornillo.” You’re surely aware of the problem with its Series 6 (“Cougar Point”) support chipset, which has caused the company to stop production of its Sandy Bridge processors. It’s a nightmare, and not only for Intel. Take Asus: a fine company that produces a number motherboards and laptops that are afflicted with the rotten chipset. What to do? → Read More
Short Version: Here we go again: another impressive 7-inch Android tablet with a Gorilla Glass screen, 4G networking, and a suave interface. But is this thing more of the same or something new? The tried-and-true 7-inch tablet is, by now, old hat. In fact, little about the Dell Streak 7 is new except the clear emphasis on media playback and T-Mobile’s 4G wireless. On the aggregate, I’d… → Read More
I don’t like to call out bad customer service that often because the cases are often very time and place specific and mostly it’s a matter of misunderstandings all around. However, this one is too good to pass up. A reader, Blazej (he’s Polish), inexplicably purchased two Precision workstations and two 20-inch monitors from Dell on December 31. He paid extra for quick shipping waited for his items… → Read More
Fire sale! It looks like Dell is trying to clear out inventory of the sexy Adamo line of laptops. Perhaps they’ve got something else cooking? Something thinner and Sandy Bridge-ier? At any rate, they cut the price by $200 a month ago, and it just went down another hundred today. $799 is really a good price for this thing, guys. But at this rate, they might drop it to $699 in February. Buy… → Read More
SecureWorks offers a number of ‘Security-as-a-Service’ solutions and says it currently processes more than 13 billion security events and sees more than 30,000 malware specimens on a daily basis. → Read More
Dell has just put up its new multi-touch screen at the online store. Not the first for Dell, as they’ve had a few others out, but this appears to us as a more tablet like design. Using a folding rear kickstand, the ST2220 is able to to sit nicely in your lap or in a variety of positions on a table top. → Read More
I don’t suppose this news will really rock anyone’s world, but if you’re in the market for an ultraslim laptop, this $200 price drop might be the factor that pushes the Dell up to the top of the heap. The Adamo (not the XPS, but the vanilla Adamo) laptop has decent specs except for the video card, and is a fairly slick-looking and compact machine. Check out the specs here; even… → Read More
Even though it wasn’t supposed to be released until CES, Dell’s new tablet leaked today via some ad copy, and it turns out the tablet will be called the Streak 7. → Read More
For those with a love of jumbo phones, or 80% off sales, Best Buy have just dropped the price of the recently froyo-nated Dell Streak from $499.99 to a mere $99.99 (plus two years with AT&T). No matter which way you look at it, that’s a bargain*. It’s available in both the black and the white versions at this price, so no matter what your gadget-colour affiliation, you’re… → Read More
Dell has officially announced that it aims to pick up Compellent, a provider of storage solutions with automated data management features for enterprise and cloud environments, for $27.75 per share in cash for each share of Compellent (a total equity value of approximately $960 million).
The aggregate purchase price is about $820 million, net of Compellent’s cash.
This is slightly more than… → Read More
The thin and light Dell Vostro V130 comes in multiple colors (including red) and weighs in a 3.5 lbs. What’s under the hood? An HDMI port, two USB port, and a Core i3 or i5 ULV processor. I know, right? It supports WiMAX, Bluetooth, and WiFi. → Read More
Here’s what you need to know about the Inspiron Duo: An Intel dual-core Atom N550 is at the core, which is backed by 2GB of RAM, a 250GB HDD, a Broadcome Crystal HD GPU and a 10.1-inch 1,366 x 768 capacitive touchscreen. Starts at $549 with the pre-orders starting soonish and shipping expected to start in December. That’s about it. Click through for a video showing the crazy swinging… → Read More
According to word on Rumor Street, Dell’s building a fairly deep HTC Sense-esque UI overhaul called “Stage” for some of their upcoming Android handsets.
For their Streak tablet, however, it looks like they’re keeping things a bit.. simpler. The gal who runs Streak Smart got her mits on an early, slightly-hacked build of Froyo for the Streak, complete with Stage additions. They’re, uh… → Read More
Dell showed off the wacky Inspiron Duo tablet netbook flippy thing at IFA last month. Wanna see it in action? ‘Course you do. Click through for the official Dell teaser video. Hopefully Dell comes through and this thing actually hits the retail market. It’s no iPad killer and that’s totally fine. It doesn’t have to be. It will certainly make some buyers happy. → Read More
Dell has just announced it has agreed to acquire Software-as-a-Service integration company Boomi. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and, as usual, the purchase is subject to customary closing conditions. Dell did not say when it expects to complete the purchase.
Dell has just announced it has agreed to acquire Software-as-a-Service integration company Boomi. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and, as usual, the purchase is subject to customary closing conditions. Dell did not say when it expects to complete the purchase of the startup.
Take it up to 11 with these laptops! That’s what Dell wants you to do, anyway. These three new laptops, in 14- ($899), 15-($849), and 17-inch ($949) styles are 3DTV ready. Note that these aren’t 3D laptops, they work with 3D TVs. As for the audio, you get: Built-in JBL designed and certified speakers with integrated Waves MaxxAudio® 3 processing technology rock the loudest, clearest… → Read More
New research from RightNow and Harris Interactive…reveals that 82% of consumers in the U.S. said they’ve stopped doing business with a company due to a poor customer service experience. Of these, 73% cited rude staff as the primary pain point, and 55% said a company’s failure to resolve their problems in a timely manner drove them away.
Almost everybody surveyed, a full 95%, said after a bad… → Read More
We just did one hell of a hands-on marathon with all of the Windows Phone 7 handsets. First up: the Dell Venue Pro, previously known around the rumor mill as the Dell Lightning. → Read More
I wouldn’t even say they announced it. Apparently Michael Dell just casually mentioned it at Oracle-related conference. Of course, we already knew there would be larger versions of the streak. What I don’t understand is why they released the tiny version first, and not a larger version with wider appeal? → Read More
I have to hand it Dell for this one. That design is killer, even if it’s running Windows 7 on an Atom. Sure, it looks incredibly breakable, and it’ll never be as sleek as a dedicated tablet, but damn, that’s a great way to do a convertible. → Read More
The bidding war continues.
Dell had previously signed an agreement to acquire 3PAR for $18 per share or $1.13 billion, with a provision for matching competing bids.
Dell had previously signed an agreement to acquire 3PAR for $18 per share, with a provision for matching competing bids.
When your main advertising point is that the Aero is “one of the lightest Android smartphones,” you might have a problem but here it is: the Dell Aero on AT&T, finally shipping for $299.99 ($100 with contract). If you’ll recall, the Aero is a smaller Dell Streak with a fairly unique UI focused on social media and usability. We’ve been excited about this for quite a… → Read More