On Saturday, we posted up our review of the Dell Stream Android MID. Chris found a lot to like with the pre-production version he reviewed and suspects the final version may be even better. If you have plans to get yourself a Streak, Dell has unveiled the line of official accessories.
As promised, Dell has updated their Alienware M11x gaming ultraportable with some new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor options. The 11.6-inch notebook can still be specified with the same Pentium dual-core as before, but now buyers can also pick either a 1.06GHz Core i5-520UM or 1.06GHz Core i7-640UM. Meanwhile there's also NVIDIA Optimus graphics thanks to the GeForce GT 335M GPU.
O2 UK have officially confirmed pricing for the Dell Streak Android MID, which will arrive on their network tomorrow in both 16GB and 32GB flavors. As with The Carphone Warehouse, the Streak will be available from free with a new £25/month agreement; however, that's if you're taking out an O2 data-only plan. If you want voice service, meanwhile, you'll be looking at £35/month minimum if you want a "free" Streak.
Dell have finally confirmed availability for the Dell Streak - the Android MID formerly known as the Mini 5 - with the 5-inch tablet hitting O2 UK in early June, followed by a US launch later this summer. Packing a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel autofocus camera and front-facing video camera, the Streak will also get an update to Android 2.2 Froyo with Flash 10.1 later in 2010. Check out our hands-on first impressions - and some demo video - of the Streak after the cut.
Dell have been piloting a pretty leaky ship recently, with smartphones and tablets spilling out all over the place, and next up are the company's MID, netbook and tablet intentions. AndroidCentral have acquired an image showing that Dell plan a convertible netbook/tablet, the "Sparta" in Q3 2011, which will have a nifty rotating touchscreen that pivots within its bezel, and a "true" netbook, the "Athens", later that quarter. Going by the logos, they'll be available either with Android or Moblin (though we're guessing the latter was used prior to the Nokia/Intel MeeGo announcement).
It's not just a Windows Phone 7 handset that has come gushing out of Dell's leaky spigot; there's also a healthy gobful of Android devices that have spattered up against Engadget's tipbox too. On the cards are the Dell Looking Glass - a 7-inch Tegra 2 based Android tablet - together with a pair of distinctive smartphones, the Dell Smoke and the Dell Flash, each motoring on Qualcomm's new 800MHz MSM7230 chipset.
Looks like someone inside Dell is just desperate for the company's tablet plans to escape. After one exec confirmed that the Dell Mini 5 (aka Streak 5) was just the first of "a family of tablets", a shot of two new Dell Streak models - one with a seven inch touchscreen, the other ten inches - has landed on Engadget's desk, with the smaller expected to arrive late this year and the latter to make its debut early in 2011.
Netbooks have been growing at a very fast pace over the last few years. The growth of the segment boomed last year with the economy doing so poorly and many consumers opted to buy the cheap netbooks rather than full notebooks.
Looks like T-Mobile USA is ready to jump into the netbook game. Wireless carriers have been promoting laptops and netbooks for awhile now, all of which have their 3G connectivity bundled within, but T-Mobile has been slow to join the fray. That's all changed with the official announcement today out of CTIA 2010, that the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 has been paired with the magenta's 3G network.
Dell's first Android smartphone in the US has been officially confirmed for AT&T, in the shape of the AT&T Dell Aero. Details about the smartphone are in short supply, with AT&T promising more information at this week's CTIA Wireless 2010 event, but the handset is obviously a reworking of Dell's existing Mini 3i. That presumably means a 3.5-inch 640 x 360 touchscreen and 3G connectivity.
However, AT&T have confirmed that they - along with Dell - have worked to reskin the Aero's UI, replacing the standard Android interface. So far we don't know the extent of that customization, since Dell have only released a single image of the Aero, nor when we might be able to pick one up.