Dell Streak owners will find this new battery gauge tweet particularly handy. The work of MoDaCo forum member Gopu, it replaces the standard battery icon with a circular meter and power-remaining percentage. You'll need to be running version 1.4.6 of DJ_Steve's custom ROM for the Streak in order for it to work, but assuming that's the case you can download the new icon ZIP from here. [via StreakSmart]
Dell Streak out of a sense of loyalty to Dell rather than AT&T, the day of credit card flexing is upon you. Dell is now offering the Streak direct, complete with Android 2.2 Froyo pre-loaded, priced at $549.99 with a bundled 16GB microSD card. Unfortunately, while a T-Mobile USA SIM will be recognized, and voice and EDGE data supported, the Streak still only supports AT&T 3G bands and so they're your only option in the US if you want high speed mobile data. Meanwhile it's still available for $299.99 with a new, two-year agreement from the carrier. [via StreakSmart]
Dell Streak has been caught in the wild, with Jenn of StreakSmart rushing down to the store to pick up the new color variant. Ostensibly the same hardware as the black Streak already available in the US, the new model puts the hybrid MID/smartphone's 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and 5-inch WVGA display into a "smooth silvery-white" chassis with "a touch of shimmer to it." While you can reserve one online for in-store pickup - priced at $299.99 - it's not yes possible to order online for home delivery. Interestingly, it's only the back and side panels that have been changed; the front controls are still black.
XCD28 and the XCD35. Both of the smartphone naturally run Android 2.1.
Streak is on track for release in March 2011, according to details purportedly leaked from an internal presentation, and is currently being developed under the codename Opus One. According to StreakSmart's anonymous source, the Dell Opus One will keep the 5-inch screen size of the original Streak, but use a higher-resolution panel running at around 1280 x 800. It's also tipped to have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, perhaps from Qualcomm's new Snapdragon range. Strangely, "Opus One" was the internal codename Motorola gave the Android smartphone that eventually became the Motorola i1.