Dell Streak

Dell shutter independent mobile division; Ron Garriques out

Dell shutter independent mobile division; Ron Garriques out

Dell's Venue Pro may be building a small following of eager QWERTY WP7 users, and the company's Streak MID/phone hybrid had headline appeal, but the company's mobile aspirations are generally proving tougher to achieve. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dell's president of mobile solutions, Ron Garriques, will leave the company on January 28 2011, and the division he led be shut down.

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Tablets underwhelming claims analyst; Samsung “dramatically revise” Galaxy Tab production

Tablets underwhelming claims analyst; Samsung “dramatically revise” Galaxy Tab production

Tablet's may be fashionable among tech fans right now, but it seems actual sales may not match the hype. According to Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, Apple's iPad production is set to top out at under 2m per month by the end of the year (where predictions of over 3m per month had been made), while Samsung is tipped to have "dramatically revise[d] down production volumes" after "poor sell through" of the Galaxy Tab.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 15 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 15 2010

Good morning everybody in technology land, welcome back to SlashGear's Morning Wrap-up. Today there are several rumors including a possible Motorola Motopad being a 7inch Android 3.0 debut, a possible 20+ custom Adam applications for the Notion Ink, Froyo for Dell Streak by the end of November, and maybe even a couple of opening bats for Honeycomb? Then we've got a review of a US version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab (T-Mobile version), a weeklong adventure with HTC HD7's hardware, and a few words on why Don Reisinger can't wait to get rid of his DVR. PLUS: Dual Core dreams in Galaxy 2. Now all we've got to do is plug our fingernails into our kneecaps as we wait and see if Android 2.3 Gingerbread is released today at this years Web 2.0 Summit. Hooray!

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Froyo for Dell Streak due by end of November as OTA update

Froyo for Dell Streak due by end of November as OTA update

Dell has confirmed that the UK variant of the Dell Streak will be seeing an Android 2.2 Froyo update before the end of November. According to a message posted to the Dell UK Facebook account, UK users will be the first recipients of a staggered roll-out that sees Froyo pushed OTA direct to the Streak itself.

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Dell “Opus One” is 2nd-gen high-res Streak for March 2011?

Dell “Opus One” is 2nd-gen high-res Streak for March 2011?

File this firmly in the rumor category for the moment, but according to StreakSmart's anonymous sources, Dell is readying a second-gen Dell Streak for release in March 2011. According to the information - which a Dell rep apparently shared during an internal briefing - the tablet/phone hybrid is internally codenamed "Opus One" and will keep the 5-inch form-factor of the current Streak, but update the screen to a higher resolution panel and the processor to a dual-core chip.

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Geeks hacks old school SNES controller to work with Dell Streak

Geeks hacks old school SNES controller to work with Dell Streak

I spent many a lazy summer day in my youth playing some games on the Super Nintendo and I remember the controllers well. I would bet lots of you out there did the same thing during the summer and have some fond gaming memories with pals.

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Dell: no more Streak Android 2.1 OTA as we focus on Froyo

Dell: no more Streak Android 2.1 OTA as we focus on Froyo

Dell has confirmed it has no plans to release any further Android 2.1 updates for its Streak MID, either for those already running Eclair on their handsets or for those still waiting for it.  According to the company's blog, time limitations mean that Dell is concentrating on getting Android 2.2 Froyo ready for global release by the end of the year.

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Nexus One gets MeeGo, plus Dell Streak & HTC Desire [Video]

Nexus One gets MeeGo, plus Dell Streak & HTC Desire [Video]

If you've a taste for MeeGo and a Google Nexus One lying around - or, for that matter, a Dell Streak or an HTC Desire - then you'll be pleased to hear that the open-source team over at the MeeGo Wiki are busy slapping the Intel/Nokia collaboration onto all manner of Android handsets.  As you'd hope, much of the device functionality is working, so you could feasibly have a MeeGo smartphone long before Nokia get their act together.

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O2 updates Dell Streak to Android 2.1

O2 updates Dell Streak to Android 2.1

Geeks in the UK that bought the Dell Streak on the O2 network have a new Android update that can be added to the device. The new update takes the Streak to Android 2.1. There are a few steps that you need to take before applying the update, lest you lose all your data.

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Android 2.1 for O2 Dell Streak coming Sept 1st

Android 2.1 for O2 Dell Streak coming Sept 1st

O2 has apparently confirmed that it will be releasing the Android 2.1 Eclair update for the Dell Streak later this week, with the scheduled September launch of the new firmware taking place on Wednesday 1st.  A bridging release while Dell polish their Android 2.2 Froyo build for the Streak, according to The Really Mobile Project Android 2.1 brings 720p HD video recording, live wallpaper support, native multitouch and speed boosts, among other things.

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Dell Streak miniUSB dongle is DIY workaround [Video]

Dell Streak miniUSB dongle is DIY workaround [Video]

After the discovery that, beyond a few apparently unconnected wires, the Dell Streak's seemingly proprietary charging/docking port is in fact a PDMI connector, John from Linuxslate took it on himself to mod a suitable miniUSB adapter dongle.  It's crafted from an original Dell USB charge/sync cable and, for the housing, the USB cable clip Dell supply.

Video demo after the cut

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Dell Streak PDMI connector opens new hook-up potential

Dell Streak PDMI connector opens new hook-up potential

Dell's choice of an apparently proprietary connector for its Streak was one of the notable frustrations in our review of the Android MID, but it turns out not everything about the port is non-standard.  Owners over at the Pocketables forum have been digging through the specifications and even doing pin-to-pin testing of the Streak's HDMI dock, and have discovered it pretty much matches the PDMI standard.  The discovery opens up the possibility of cheaper third-party USB cables than Dell's own $19.99 accessory, together with other potential hacks.

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