Dell Streak 7

Dell will not upgrade T-Mobile Streak 7 4G to Honeycomb

Well that just sucks. T-Mobile Streak 7 owners, I hope you like Froyo. While users of the unlocked 3G and WiFi variants of Dell's Streak 7 tablet are already seeing updates to the full tablet version of Android, T-Mobile customers will be stuck on Android 2.2 if they opt to stick with official software. Dell did not give a reason for their failure to send out an over-the-air update. Android users are more than familiar with long delays for current software, but this denial of service will sting just for T-Mobile users, who are apparently plain out of luck, while the rest of the Streak 7 userbase enjoys Android 3.2. The snub is probably because T-Mobile hasn't sold enough of the HSPA+ tablets to warrant the development time for an update - not that that makes the people who spent the most on the hardware (after two-year wireless service contracts) any happier. A port of Honeycomb from the other Streak 7 hardware is likely if I know the good folks at XDA, but that's not the point. It shouldn't have been necessary for users to hack their tablets to receive functionality that's been available in other tablets for the better part of a year already. This latest bit of news makes it more and more important to pay attention to the version of Android that's on a device you buy - neither the manufacturer nor the carrier has any obligation to upgrade the Android software within, and unless you're willing to throw your warranty out the window, you could be stuck.

Dell Streak 7 has Gingerbread Launcher Buried Under Honeycomb

While Ice Cream Sandwich may be the hero to unite the tablet and phone branches of Android that exist right now, it turns out there may have already been a less elegant fix in place. Owners of the Dell Streak 7 have confirmed that if they change certain what the screen's pixel density is listed as in the build.prop file, they are greeted not by Honeycomb's familiar holo theme, but a giant Gingerbread UI after a reboot.

Dell Re-Blasts Streak 7 as Ultimate Entertainment Experience [in the UK]

Now as you might very well know, we've had a pretty close look at this device already several times in the past. Never quite street-ready, but certainly working in a physical sense. As Dell writes in a press release today, they're marketing this device, available now in the UK, as a device which will being you Ultimate Entertainment. Will this coupled with their unique Dell Stage interface make it a tiny tablet for your awesome app adventures? We shall see if it sinks or floats in this incoming wave.

Dell plans Stage sync update for Streak, Streak 7 and PCs

Right now, Dell's Stage software is a vaguely useful UI and app suite for the company's Streak and Streak 7 Android tablets, along with Dell's notebooks and desktops. In the future, however, it will be a multi-platform synchronization tool, automatically transferring content between the smartphones and PCs. Talking to Android Community at a Streak 7 pre-briefing, Dell revealed that the Stage roadmap includes intelligent sync functionality which will automatically move new photos, videos and other content from your smartphone to your PC when you enter the home network. Remote access tools and streaming are also envisaged. Those without Dell computers won't be left out in the cold, however. Dell is planning to release a version of Stage for other PCs, though it will be functionally limited in comparison to the original. Still, enough to wirelessly sync. Unfortunately, Dell's Windows Phone range won't get included into the syncing fold, at least not initially. The company told us it was looking at the possibility, but right now Microsoft's limitations on OS modification mean it's not allowed.

Dell Streak 7 gets priced & dated for UK launch

Dell has confirmed UK pricing and availability for the Dell Streak 7, the 7-inch Tegra 2 based Android tablet currently only available on T-Mobile USA. The Streak 7 will be priced from £299 (including VAT and delivery) when it goes on sale via Dell's online store at the end of April 2011. Your money gets you an unlocked 3G radio, WiFi, a 1GHz dual-core processor and Android 2.2 Froyo with Dell's custom Stage UI software. Our main criticism of the Streak 7 is the display resolution; as Ben Bajarin found back when he reviewed the tablet in February, the WVGA panel falls short of the 1024 x 600 rivals like Samsung offer. However, the lower-res display does enable Dell to bring the Streak 7 in at under the £300 mark, around £100 less than a Galaxy Tab 3G is currently going for (or what you'd pay for a WiFi-only Galaxy Tab). [gallery]

Dell Streak 7 gets AT&T HSPA+ support

Dell Streak 7 owners hoping to use their 7-inch tablet on AT&T rather than T-Mobile have discovered the slate supports HSPA+ 4G on both networks. According to StreakSmart, after the T-Mobile USA carrier unlock is removed, the tablet's modem is revealed to support both 1700/2100MHz (AWS) and 850/1900MHz. That means HSPA+ on both carriers, as evidenced by the photo above. Unfortunately, right now there's no free way to unlock the Streak 7; instead you'll have to turn to an unlock vendor like UnlockStreak, which charges $49 for the hack. It apparently won't affect your warranty, and should take 1-3 working days to process.

Dell Streak 7 WiFi up for Amazon pre-order

The WiFi-only Dell Streak 7 may only just have passed its wireless certification, but Amazon is already listing the Tegra 2 tablet for pre-order. Priced at $379.99, the Dell Streak 7 WiFi lacks any sort of release date information, but has the same basic specs as the original Streak 7. That means a 7-inch display running at disappointing WVGA resolution, 16GB of internal storage, WiFi and Bluetooth. Unlike the WiFi-only iPad 2, you also get true GPS. There's a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, and Android 2.2 Froyo with Flash Player 10.1 support. Obviously you don't get HSPA+ support for T-Mobile USA, but the lower sticker price undercuts the larger iPad 2 by over $100 and pushes brand-name Android tablet ownership into more affordable waters. Check out the full Dell Streak 7 review for more details. [via Androidos.in]

Dell to create a 10 inch Android tablet

Dell is diving into the tablet market with both feet with a 10 inch Android Tablet as part of their "Dell Means Business" concept which promises the largest product lineup the company has ever launched.  Dell Android  tablet development is fresh off the suggestion that Dell is also creating a Windows 7 tablet in their effort to lure business into the realm of mobile computing beyond smartphones.
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