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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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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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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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 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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