Dell Streak 7 Launching February 2nd

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T-Mobile will be launching the Dell Streak 7 on Wednesday. We heard rumors last week that the Streak 7 would be launching on the 2nd, those rumors were confirmed this morning by T-Mobile’s Twitter feed. Along with a release date we also got pricing for the Streak 7; $199.99 with a 2-year contract, and $450 contract-free.

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T-Mobile shows off new 7-inch tablet, the Dell Streak 7

Carrier also tells CES gathering that it plans to double HSPA+ network speeds in 2011; CEO dismisses sale rumors

T-Mobile USA Thursday demonstrated the Dell Streak 7, a 7-inch touchscreen tablet computer running Android 2.2 that’s set to go on sale soon.

Officials said the pricing will “break” the barrier of tablets now selling at $400 to $600, but didn’t elaborate during a news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show here how much lower the T-Mobile tablet will be priced.

T-Mobile was among many manufacturers showing off a combined 100 or so tablets at the conference.

The Dell Streak runs a dual core Nvidia processor, with each core capable of 1 GHz speeds. The touchscreen offers an 800 x 480 ratio, dual cameras and support for Adobe video chat. An SD card slot will permit storage of up to 32GB.

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Dell Venue Pro delayed until January 6th?

The Dell Venue Pro has had a pretty interesting life so far, including an (extremely) initial limited release, WiFi problems, leaks, and finally an official widespread ship date: December 9th. Unfortunately, it looks like those of us eager to give the portrait-sliding Venue Pro a try will be waiting longer than anticipated. Many customers that pre-ordered the device are reporting that Dell has pushed their shipping date back to January 6th with no solid explanation for the delay. People have been getting a handful of different explanations for the delay from Dell, including “excessive demand” and parts problems, and some customers haven’t even been notified of the delay. Dell hasn’t officially commented on the issue.
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Dell launches Venue Pro on T-Mobile

Dell Inc. (DELL) is ready to start selling the Venue Pro again after halting sales three weeks ago due to Wi-Fi connectivity problems and mislabeled batteries.

The Windows Phone 7 smart phone is now available on a new contract from T-Mobile USA Inc. with 8GB for $100 or 16GB for $150. It is also available directly from Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Dell for $450 and $500 without contract.

The slider-style Venue Pro features a vertical QWERTY keyboard, a 5-megapixel camera and a 4.1-inch AMOLED touch screen. The device is powered by Qualcomm Inc.’s (QCOM) 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

“No matter how you slide it, the “No matter how you slide it, the Dell Venue Pro with Windows Phone 7 brings a fresh new approach of doing more with less,” said Michael Tatelman, Dell’s VP and GM of consumer sales and marketing. “We’re continuing a path of creating smart, innovative and new mobile experiences to help people discover new ways to enjoy the web, connect with friends, and navigate their lives.”

Dell Aero (AT&T) – Unboxing

Aaron takes a look at the Aero, Dell’s second smartphone. With a 3.5-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, and Android 1.5, it’s entrenched in the mid-range camp. Does it stand a chance in the sea of Android phones?

Dell releases Aero running antiquated Android 1.5

Computer maker Dell has long been toying with the idea of entering the telco space in the US, after already launching a couple of phones in developing countries like China and Brazil. On Tuesday, the firm finally launched its Aero smartphone on AT&T, but whether a phone sporting Android 1.5 (Cupcake) can still be considered “smart” is open to debate.

The phone certainly is light, with Dell boasting it weighs less than four ounces. It also sports a 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels and a 5-megapixel camera with 8x zoom, along with a bunch of pre-installed apps including the Flickr and Picasa photo-sharing sites, YouTube and Facebook. It runs on a 624MHz processor from Marvell.
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For Dell’s Streak, price and design could be crucial, analysts say

One analyst says the 5-in. tablet/smartphone will be a showcase for Dell, which is best known for selling PCs

Dell said on Tuesday that its 5-in. Streak tablet will ship this Friday for $300 with a two-year AT&T contract.
Dell Streak
Dell’s 5-in. Streak tablet fits in a somewhat untested product category between a smartphone and tablet.

Its arrival comes after delays that had infuriated potential customers. But even if early adopters forgive Dell for a release snafu, its price seems high to some.

And there’s the lingering question of whether it is really more of an Android smartphone, because its 5-in. screen is nearly half the screen size of the fast-selling Apple iPad.
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Dell Makes “Streak” Official

The Dell Streak is now even more official than when Michael Dell last week gave an informal demo of the device at Citrix’s Synergy conference in San Francisco.

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Dell doesn’t want to be No.1 in smartphones

If you’re one of the last major technology companies to get into the crowded smartphone market, how do you stake out your territory and compete against the iPhone and the BlackBerry?

That’s the daunting question facing Dell Inc this summer as it launches its first U.S. smartphone with AT&T Inc — three years after Apple Inc’s iPhone and a good decade after Research in Motion’s BlackBerry.

Dell’s consumer business chief, Stephen Felice, says the new Aero phone is aimed at professionals, especially those who work at the big corporations that contribute the bulk of the Round Rock, Texas-based company’s sales.
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