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
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
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
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
If you’ve ever wanted to know what was inside of a Dell Streak, have we got a web page for you. Our buddies at iFixIt ripped up the Dell Streak, revealing its sweet, sweet circuit boards and tiny camera. One interesting point: the LCD is bonded to the front glass which means you can’t replace just the LCD assembly. Weird. → Read More
Short Version If Charlie the Unicorn has taught us anything it’s that the road to success is fraught with setbacks and, if you’re not careful, your best friends will cut out your kidneys. It is with these life-lessons in mind that we examine the Dell Streak, a 5-inch Android 1.6 tablet that shows much promise but is hobbled by Android OS fracturing. → Read More
Been itching for the 5-inch Dell Streak Android tablet/cell phone/slate thing? Me too, which makes me happy to pass along the word that the Streak’s pre-sale page is now up. No, you can’t order it yet, but you can put in your contact info to receive notification the second Dell’s ready to take your money. Signing up will also get your shipping upgraded to 2nd Business Day and the… → Read More
The iPad is the king of tablets and might hold that title for years to come. However, there are a ton of alternatives that we’ve featured over the last few months, mostly in these two posts (1 & 2) detailing the top 14. But since I ran those posts, a lot has changed and while some managed to make it to the market, others were delayed or scrapped entirely.
It’s sad, really. While the iPad… → Read More
You’ve been waiting for it! It’s the Dell Streak and it’s coming to a Carphone Warehouse near you! Wait, what? The Streak, Dell’s 5-inch Android tablet, will arrive in June with O2, price to be announced. The device will come with 3G connectivity and should be subsidized by the carrier. Want the Streak in the US? It won’t arrive until “later this summer,”… → Read More
I’m not sure who among you is really pumped about a 5-inch tablet when we’ve got phones approaching that size, but hey, diff’rent tablets for diff’rent… users, right? It looked okay when we saw it a while back, but who will buy the 5-incher knowing there are 7- and 10-inch variants on the way? I guess maybe if you want one for each pocket. → Read More