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Consumer Reports has a pretty spotty history when it comes to backing Apple products (the iPhone 4 “death grip” issue should ring a bell here), but the long time consumer advocate publication isn’t reserved in the slightest when it comes to propping up Apple’s second generation iPad as the overall best tablet computer on the market today. Just recently, Consumer Reports wrote; “After almost a year in which the Apple iPad has been virtually the only game in town in tablet computers some serious competitors are finally hitting the market. Yet in Consumer Reports latest test results of the 10 More >
Even though Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs has mentioned several times that a smaller form factor of the their tablet is not planned, reports are persisting otherwise. The latest rumors are saying that instead of a small iPad, the new 5 to 7 inch device might in fact be a large iPhone, sized to compete with not only small competitor tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the BlackBerry PlayBook but also larger smartphones like the Dell Streak.
The Concord Security analyst who was formerly with the Taiwanese publication Digitimes – Ming Chi Kuo – recently told AppleInsider that Apple is looking More >
If you are like us and are into modifying your phone to turn on goodies that your carrier does not approve of, we have just the thing for you. Developer dfvn over at XDA-Devs forum has developed a nifty tool that enables tethering and allow you to share internet connection of you Windows Phone 7 with your computer. Follow simple guide on how to activate internet tethering on Windows Phone 7.
This guide is for information and educational purposes only. Use it at your own risk, we cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong.How To Enable USB Tethering On HTC’s Windows More >
Dell was planning on releasing its new tablet during CES, but that all changed when an ad copy leaked a video showing off the tablet and calling it the Streak 7. On the seven inch tablet there’s a good chance Dell might decide to go with a dual core CPU, depending on the time of release. But as for now its running Android 2.2 on a 1.2GHz CPU at 1280×800 and is still scheduled to make its official debut on January 6th.
Do you think it really leaked from the ad company? Or do you think Dell isn’t too upset about the leak because now they don’t have competition for the spotlight like they More >
Do you have a Dell Streak and wish that the LED’s were just a bit more exciting? Well, if you do, you will envy the mod that XDA forum member tomgman customized his own Android tablet with. He bravely dismantled his Dell Streak and changed the SMD 0603 LEDs to rid the tablet of the original white LEDs and ends up with a blue home button, pink menu button, and a green back button.
If you were wondering what the XDA member meant by SMD, it stands for Surface Mount Devices (SMD) and they are electronic devices such as the circuit board of the Streak, which are made to accommodate Surface More >
Richard Lai, a writer for Engadget recently got lucky enough to play with a Dell Streak (aka Mini 5), which is Dell’s impressive 5” Android slate device. He was able to get an exclusive look at an early build of Eclair 2.1 running on the “tablet-phone”. Previously nothing was expected with the 1.6 to 2.1 update and it was looked at as a small act to reduce the pain of waiting for Froyo but they were able to encounter several new features in their time with the new OS. Although nothing changed drastically here were some of the pros and cons of the update:Pros
Dell listened to user complaints More >
In a rather puzzling YouTube post, Dell did a quick demo of the 5-inch Streak running Android 2.1 (Eclair). According to Dell, the handset is supposed to get Android 2.2 sometime after launch so we are a bit confused to why 2.1 is even on the table. We suppose that it is a good sign that Dell’s Android team has 2.1 running on this new phone but Android Froyo is a must! The device is set to be available for $299 with a 2-year AT&T contract and a $549 price tag for full retail. We’ve got the “sneak peak” video for you below:
If you were one of the many who were seeking to pre-order yourself a Dell Streak it really doesn’t matter all that much anymore. According to the company’s website, you can purchase your new Dell Streak in a regular order style, beginning tomorrow. The Streak’s pre-order page has been updated and now reads:
Our Dell Streak pre-sale sign-up opportunity is no longer available. Please visit www.dell.com/streak tomorrow to purchase your Dell Streak.
Did anyone have plans to pick one up? Let us know what you think of Dell’s new phone in the comments below.
If you are one of the many seeking to purchase an Android smartphone and are looking at the latest offerings then there is some good news for you. Dell has recently updated their official Streak webpage to let you know that the Android phone with the massive 5-inch screen, will be available in late July and that there are pre-order opportunities available. You can hit up the read link to give Dell your information for the chance to have: an inclusive 24 hour pre-sale purchase window, a free upgrade to second business day shipping, and the opportunity to purchase a Plantronics Bluetooth More >
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer giving the keynote at the Worldwide Partner Conference told everyone in the audience to expect Windows 7 slate computers before the end of the year. These devices Ballmer said will be designed with both consumers and enterprise users in mind. The software maker is said to be working with a number of manufacturers to bring the tablets to the market. “They will come from the people you would expect. From Asus, from Dell, from Samsung, from Toshiba, from Sony,” Ballmer said. He did noticeably fail to mention Hewlett-Packard in the list of vendors and previously HP More >