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Motorola Droid X Free from Dell

Before we begin, note that this deal expires January 31st, so you'd better get a move on if you plan on taking advantage of it. This deal is for a Motorola Droid X carried by Verizon - free. A two-year contract comes attached to it, of course, and you've got to be a new customer - that's a two-year activation and $29.99 a month data plan. If you're already a customer, you'll have to pay $49.99 and commit to the two-year activation with $29.99 a month data as well.

T-Mobile Dell Streak 7 rumored pricing incorrect claims carrier

The rumored Dell Streak 7 pricing calculated from apparent payment plan information on the T-Mobile site is wrong, according to the carrier. T-Mobile USA pinged us to let us know that the figures on the information page are the result of a "technical error", and that there's no official word on pricing as yet. We're guessing that means someone on the web team accidentally copied and pasted Equipment Installment plan details from another product page when putting the Streak 7 listing together. So, all guesses are back on as to whether the slate will drop at more or less than the rumored $330.

Dell Streak 7 to be $330 from T-Mobile USA?

T-Mobile USA may have prematurely revealed pricing for the Dell Streak 7, with what looks to be Equipment Installment plan details spotted on the carrier's product page. Streak Smart noticed the 7-inch tablet's fine-print mentioning an "$82.50 down payment, plus 3 monthly payments of $82.50, required"; that would work out to $330. Although there's no mention of the Equipment Installment plan on the page itself, the text follows the format from other T-Mobile product pages.

AT&T Dell Streak Froyo reportedly delayed again: “A couple of more weeks at least”

The promised Dell Streak Android 2.2 Froyo update for AT&T-locked versions of the tablet, which the company had suggested would arrive this week, looks to be further delayed. According to an internal Dell email forwarded to Streak Smart, users shouldn't expect Froyo for "a couple more weeks at least."
"Sorry for getting back to you so late, but as you probably guessed we / AT&T are not releasing the update this week. I'd say a couple of more weeks at least. AT&T is pretty thorough in their QA sessions and that's where we are." Leaked Dell email
It seems the delay is around finalizing the Streak software to make sure it runs properly on AT&T's network, though neither company is saying exactly what's going on.

Dell Venue gets official: 1GHz & curved Gorilla Glass

The Dell Streak 7 isn't the only new mobile device from the company; the Dell Venue has also been made official in the US. Spotted in Korea last month, the Venue runs Android 2.2 on a 4.1-inch AMOLED display covered in curved Gorilla Glass, and has an 8-megapixel camera. There's also ActiveSync, Swype and QuickOffice, together with Dell's own Stage software, all running on an unnamed 1GHz processor. Pricing and availability will apparently be announced in the coming weeks. [gallery] Press Release:
Venue: Your Personal Express Lane to, Well, Everything The Venue with Android 2.2 is the perfect one-touch, unlocked GSM smartphone providing instant access to everything you love. With its pre-loaded Stage software and 8-megapixel camera, on-the-go students, mobile professionals and active social networkers can quickly capture and share life’s moments with just about anyone. Elegantly designed, the Venue offers a vibrant, high-contrast 4.1-inch AM-OLED display with curved Corning Gorilla Glass that’s perfect for watching videos to performing business applications. The Venue’s elliptical, slender form factor feels great in your hand and also slips easily into your pocket. Pre-loaded applications and the Dell Stage user interface make Venue perfect for entertainment. Download the latest tunes and books, or stream radio stations from all over the world with RadioTime. Stage displays your music, your photos, and more, while the 1 GHz processor makes it fly. As with the Dell Streak 7, Venue offers access to thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications. In addition to a full array of entertainment features the Venue also comes fully equipped with today’s necessary business features including support for ActiveSync and QuickOffice. The combination of high speed access and Swype for fast text input makes viewing e-mail, editing documents, and surfing the web fast and easy. The Streak 7 and the Venue smartphone are the latest in a series of distinctive Dell mobility solutions, including the Streak 5 ultimate pocket tablet, the Inspiron duo convertible tablet and the Venue Pro smartphone with its unique sliding vertical QWERTY keypad.

T-Mobile Dell Streak 7 official: HSPA+ and Tegra 2 [Video]

Dell has officially announced the Dell Streak 7, its 7-inch Android 2.2 tablet, set to hit T-Mobile in the coming weeks. The Streak 7 runs NVIDIA's 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor with WiFi and HSPA+ 4G support, along with Bluetooth 2.1 and a front facing 1.3-megapixel webcam. The front is covered in toughened Gorilla Glass. Internal storage is 16GB and there's an SD card slot suitable for up to 32GB cards. The Dell Streak 7 measures 7.87” x 4.72” x 0.49”. No word on pricing at this stage. [youtube 6Lh7SUfNg3M] [gallery] Press Release:
T-Mobile Doubles the Speed of America’s Largest 4G Network and Introduces Its First 4G Tablet: the Dell Streak 7 LAS VEGAS, Nev. and BELLEVUE, Wash. — Jan. 6, 2011 — Today at the 2011 International CES, T-Mobile USA CEO and President Philipp Humm highlighted the company’s network leadership, supported by Nielsen data confirming that T-Mobile delivered the fastest wireless data performance in the top 100 U.S. markets during the second half of 2010.1 In addition, Humm announced the nationwide availability of T-Mobile’s 4G network, now reaching approximately 200 million people in 100 major metropolitan areas. “In 2010, we delivered on our ambitious goal to become America’s largest 4G network, and this year our customers will be able to experience speeds equivalent to home broadband while on the go,” said Humm. “We’ll continue to focus on fueling the adoption of mobile data, by offering innovative and affordable smartphones and tablets, as well as aggressive data plan pricing and rich and compelling data services.” T-Mobile also unveiled plans to double the speed of its 4G network this year, which will be capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps. Moreover, the company announced that in 2011 it will launch at least 25 new 4G devices, starting with its first 4G tablet — the Dell™ Streak 7, expected to be available at T-Mobile stores across the country in the coming weeks. The company vowed to aggressively expand and evolve its 4G smartphone portfolio, launching additional devices capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps in the first half of 2011, and smartphones capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps in the second half of the year. The cutting-edge download speed was demonstrated today by company representatives using a T-Mobile laptop stick developed by ZTE, capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps and slated to launch in the first half of 2011. By doubling the speed of its 4G network, T-Mobile will offer its customers an unprecedented wireless experience, fueled by improved performance in the use of rich media applications, including creating and sharing mobile content, streaming video, and participating in multi-player gaming and videoconferencing. The company expects 140 million Americans in 25 metro areas to have access to these increased 4G speeds by mid-2011. T-Mobile’s enhanced speed capabilities will also benefit its customers using existing 3G devices for data services, as the backward-compatible network enables 3G devices to achieve their maximum speed performance. “We are pleased to support T-Mobile as it continues to deploy and develop its 4G network, which today is delivering next-generation speeds and performance to hundreds of millions of customers,” said Angel Ruiz, president and CEO, Ericsson North America. “We are confident that HSPA+ will continue to offer a viable and cost-effective alternative to LTE and WiMAX, providing a comparable 4G experience to customers for the foreseeable future. And, with a strong and growing ecosystem of network equipment and handsets, we anticipate that HSPA+ can develop into one of the most advanced technology platforms in the industry.” “Consumers are increasingly embracing the benefits of smartphones, with 80 percent of U.S. mobile customers wanting a smartphone, and as many as 100 million of them not yet having one,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “Our compelling offering of affordable broadband devices and consumer-friendly data plan pricing will enable customers to step up to mobile data and 4G, and our customers will not pay a toll to ride on our 4G superhighway.” About the Dell™ Streak 7 T-Mobile’s first 4G tablet, the Dell Streak 7, is capable of peak speeds up to 21 Mbps to provide a super-fast 4G mobile broadband experience for watching movies and entertainment through preloaded content and thousands of widgets, games and applications available on Android Market™. Running the Android 2.2 operating system, the Dell Streak 7 features a brilliant 7-inch WVGA touch screen with Gorilla® Glass, dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and full Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 support. About T-Mobile USA, Inc. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the third quarter of 2010, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.8 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely-used digital wireless standards. Today, T-Mobile operates America's largest 4G network, and is delivering a compelling 4G experience across a broad lineup of leading devices in more places than competing 4G services. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations. For more information about T-Mobile’s 4G products, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com. 1 Source: The Nielsen Company estimation based on an independent benchmark. Nielsen’s benchmark tests included the following networks: AT&T-HSPA, Verizon-EVDO-RevA, Sprint-EVDO-RevA, and T-Mobile-HSPA+. The tests were conducted between May 28, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2010. Results do not reflect all commercially available services in the market, including AT&T’s HSPA+, Clearwire’s WIMAX and Verizon’s LTE networks. Copyright (2010) The Nielsen Company. Home broadband speeds vary widely, and speed boosts for 3G devices vary based on device capability. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. For more information about T-Mobile’s 4G services, mobile broadband products, device features, or the offers and services mentioned, see http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage.
Press Release:
Today at 2011 International CES, Dell and T-Mobile USA, Inc. unveiled Dell’s new 7-inch Android™ tablet, the Streak™ 7, both companies’ first 4G* capable tablet specifically designed for the super-fast mobile broadband speeds of T-Mobile’s 4G network. The sleek compact form of the Streak 7 combined with T-Mobile’s super-fast 4G mobile broadband network make it the ultimate entertainment hub for families and consumers craving a rich multimedia and web experience both at home and on-the-go. Portable, passable and easily shared, the Streak 7’s brilliant seven-inch WVGA touch screen with Gorilla® Glass is ideal for Web browsing, streaming video, watching TV and movies, reading books and magazines or playing games virtually anytime, anywhere. The Streak 7 features Google’s™ Android 2.2 operating system, a dual core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and full support for Adobe® Flash® Player. Preloaded with a variety of compelling content and applications from T-Mobile, the Android-powered tablet also has access to more than 100,000 applications, games and widgets from Android Market™. In addition to a rich entertainment experience, the Streak 7 easily captures and shares life moments with the rear-facing 5 megapixel camera for high-definition stills and video recording. The front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera with the preloaded Qik™ Video Chat application provide video-calling over T-Mobile’s network as well as Wi-Fi to enable spontaneous connections with family and friends. “Dell is continuing to create the very best in entertainment, mobile and gaming experiences,” said Steve Felice, president of Dell’s Consumer, Small and Medium Business unit. “With Streak 7 on the blazingly fast T-Mobile network, families, students and mobile professionals will gather, share, and find new ways to interact and keep in touch.” “We’re proud to bring consumers our first 4G tablet, a milestone for T-Mobile, Dell and the industry,” said Cole Brodman, CMO, T-Mobile USA. “As tablets change the way we consume content, T-Mobile’s combination of 4G speeds, breadth of our 4G network, our affordable data plans and compelling new products like the Streak 7 place us in a position to offer the best experience and value for our customers.” The new Streak 7 will feature Dell’s innovative Stage user interface, which provides a seamless and unified experience for accessing all your favorite content. Later this year, Dell will add syncing to Stage so people can keep their photos, contacts, calendars and other personal content synchronized across their Dell Stage-equipped devices, from tablets to PCs, connected through their home network. T-MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT AND CONTENT: The Dell Streak 7 also comes preloaded with unique content and applications to entertain the whole family, including: T-Mobile TV: live and on-demand TV including live news, sports and full-length entertainment, plus on-demand full episodes of your favorite shows. BrainPOP: animated educational content embraced by students and trusted by teachers and parents around the globe. BrainPOP brings learning to your fingertips. Zinio: the largest online newsstand, enabling customers to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in new ways with more than 75,000 digital magazines from 26 countries. Qik Video Chat: connect with friends and family through T-Mobile’s network and Wi-Fi, unlike some other video-calling solutions that only work through Wi-Fi. With the Streak 7’s front-facing camera paired with Video Chat through Qik, customers can hold video conversations with those who have a Streak 7, or other compatible mobile device, and even broadcast their view through the rear-facing camera. Additional entertainment applications including Blockbuster, Kindle for Android, Let’s Golf demo, Slacker Radio and Zoodles. AVAILABILITY INFORMATION: The new Dell Streak 7 Tablet is expected to be available in the U.S. in the coming weeks at T-Mobile retail stores, www.t-mobile.com, and direct from Dell. FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS: Brilliant seven-inch WVGA (TFT) touch screen display with Gorilla Glass Android 2.2 (Froyo) with Android Market Qik video chat with built-in front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam Stage User Interface – easy access to the stuff you care about Built-in support for T-Mobile’s 4G mobile broadband network and Wi-Fi Dual core 1Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor SMS/MMS, SWYPE® virtual keyboard and stereo Bluetooth 2.1 capable Support for Adobe® Flash® Player Support for Microsoft® Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendar 16 GB of internal memory and SD Card slot with support for expandable memory up to 32 GB Dimensions: 7.87” x 4.72” x 0.49” Streak 7 adds to Dell’s rapidly expanding mobility portfolio and represents the first 4G tablet for T-Mobile’s robust mobile broadband product lineup.

Dell Streak 7 gets T-Mobile mention ahead of launch

T-Mobile's site has been quietly updated to mention the Dell Streak 7, which has now been added to the Discover drop-down menu. Spotted by TmoNews, the link itself leads to a 404 page, but it's more evidence that the 7-inch Android tablet is fast incoming. The Dell Streak 7 is expected to include both T-Mobile and AT&T 3G support in a single version, as well as having NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. T-Mobile is holding a media event at CES 2011 this morning, so the Streak 7 could well make its official debut there. [via Engadget]

Dell Streak 7 (aka M02M/Looking Glass) hits FCC with T-Mo/AT&T 3G

Dell's M02M Looking Glass tablet has been caught crossing the FCC, complete with UMTS/WCDMA support for both AT&T and T-Mobile USA. The filing for the M02M - which is believed to have a 7-inch display and run NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset - also lists WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. There's also a SIM card slot and an SD card slot, both accessed via a door on the side of the Looking Glass; it's unclear at this stage whether the tablet will be able to make voice calls, like the Dell Streak or not. It also seems that the back panel is non-removable, suggesting a non-user-replaceable battery. We're expecting to see the Looking Glass launch at CES 2011 next month as the Dell Streak 7. [via Engadget]

Dell Streak worst product of 2010 claims Walt Mossberg

Bearded uncle of tech, the WSJ's Walt Mossberg, has pushed out his list of the best and worst reviewed products for 2010, and an Android device tops the charts for the most mediocre. According to Mossberg, the Dell Streak is "a tweener" that isn't big enough to be a successful tablet but is too large to be a smartphone. Android did show up in Mossberg's top gadget list, however, with the Samsung Galaxy S tied for third place with the iPhone 4.
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