they'd be releasing a lovely 10-inch tablet that'd feature Windows 7. The release date was not given at the time, but now a "company source" has spoken with Forbes on the matter and has noted that a Fall 2011 release is basically a sure shot.
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 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 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.
no-nonsense Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone that doesn't pretend to have the absolute best in any one category of features, instead aiming for a group of people who trust the brand, trust the feel, and trust the look of the phone, so too will this review be short and sweet. This is one of the newest Android phones made by Dell and it's got an in-your-face 4.1-inch display that's certainly not the biggest in the business - but it is covered with curved Gorilla Glass. This trend of slightly unique features continues through the whole of the device.
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]
leaked tablet roadmap document spotted earlier in the week has emerged, this time attributed to retailer Staples. Though no longer showing pricing information, the document passed to DroidLife adds in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 expected to launch at CTIA 2011 later this month. There's also a lot less detail in the release dates this time around. That could well be a response to the iPad 2; several manufacturers are believed to have tweaked their launch schedules as a result of the second-generation Apple tablet. Still, the 10-inch HTC Honeycomb slate and models from Dell, Acer and Toshiba are all present. They were originally pegged for a June 2011 launch, though that may well have changed. [via Engadget]
PreCentral is only really interested in the HP Touchpad and a new 7-inch webOS tablet, the HP Opal, but also in the line-up are 10-inch slates from HTC, Dell, Acer and Toshiba, all due in June 2011. There's also a 7-inch Acer running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and expected to launch in April for $399. The remainder get Android 3.0 Honeycomb, with the HTC unpriced but Dell's 10-inch model expected to be $499, Acer's to be $449 and Toshiba's to be $499. The two Acer models are likely to be the Iconia Tab A100 and Iconia Tab A500, which we played with back at MWC 2011 in February. HTC has been tipped to be readying a 10-inch model for some time now, launching with Honeycomb out of the gate rather than Gingerbread like the HTC Flyer. [via SlashGear]
Dell Streak needed to successfully quash the iPad? A bizarre "Dell Streak Man Project" advert has turned up for the Japanese market, in what we're guessing is meant to imply that the Streak hybrid smartphone/tablet helps organize you into an efficient android machine. Along the way, though, it comes across more than a little like those impromptu dances sometimes held in the middle of shopping centers, complete with bemused onlookers watching from the sidelines. As you can see at one point, too, the Streak itself isn't actually turned on. Still, it's memorably - albeit in an odd way - and that's generally a good thing in adverts. Airing in Japan this month, we'll have to wait and see what, if anything, it does for sales of the Streak there. [via Twitter]