Category Archives: Dell

Time to Welcome the Dell Streak 10

It is now official that this morning, Dell launched its new 10-inch tablet, the Dell Streak 10.  The Streak is the third Android tablet launched by Dell but it is the first of the three to have a 10-inch screen and to come with Android 2.3 also known as Honeycomb.  The new tablet is said to provide a rough competition with other popular tablets that are out right now such as Apple’s iPad or Motorola’s Xoom.

Not many specifications were released by we do know that the Streak is half of an inch think as well as weighing 1.5 pounds.  It also has a brushed aluminum back with a 1280 x 800 screen on the front.  There will also be front and rear facing cameras (front being 5 megapixels).  Some other features included at full 1080p HD video playback, and SD card slot, and a dual-core processor.

One of the interesting capabilities about this new tablet is that upon purchase, the user will get the option to also purchase a portable dock for the Streak.  This dock allows connections similar to a PC.  These connections include multiple USB ports, an HDMI port, and an Ethernet port.  There will also be connections making external monitors possible.

Since the Dell Streak 10 is being debuted in China first, it is being sold for 2,999 yen which equals out to be around $465.

Google laptop still known…or is it

So as you all know, Google had its big announcement on Tuesday about their new laptop and operating system, ChromeOS. Unfortunately,  Google decided to recall this and made the decision to not release this till some time mid 2011.  Never the less, prototypes have been sent out to certain people and companies and they have made vague reviews on the new google laptop, the Google CR-48.

Although not too much is known about the laptop, the basic features of it are.  The laptop itself looks like a old black MacBook except it has no product logos or stickers anywhere on it making it very plain and non-appealing. The CR-48 is said to be very light and will have a 12.1″ display screen.

The memory on the laptop is unknown for now but by looking at how fast the CR-48 starts up, 15 seconds to get to the login, we can probably predict that there is a good amount of memory in there. From what, these reviewers have said in their posts and videos about this new laptop, it seems to be very plain. Their “operating system” is pretty much the Google Chrome browser but with some apps here and there. When the system starts up, all there is is Chrome’s browsers with 9 apps. There is a getting started app, two games (poppit, and Entanglement), YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Talk, the Chrome web store, and a note taking app called Scratchpad.

To me, the Google CR-48 looks to be a big disappointment.  Plain looking laptop with a plain looking display and operating system.  But I guess it’s still a prototype so who knows what the final product will look like!

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Free smartphone giveaway!!!

Quick update that your local BestBuy stores are giving away a free smartphone every day this month (December) with a new two year contract or a new activation.

This deal will also be available on BestBuy’s website and also Amazon has been doing this for a while.

So hurry up and get the smartphone you’ve been looking for for little to no money!!!

Google chrome, G1, G2 now Google TV???

That’s right, as leaks have recently shown, programmers in Silicon Valley are finalizing Google’s newest product, the Google TV.

The company says that this will be no ordinary television.  And I would have to agree with them.  I mean, not many TV’s offer you to not only watch TV, but to access the internet, interact on facebook and twitter, playing online games and listening to music.

With the click of a few buttons on the remote, a user can switch between TV channels, websites, online video, and traditional shows recorded on DVR.  Besides all of this, you will also be able to bookmark your favorite applications, websites and, get this, television channels!

The device will be available to the public later this month that can be attached to an existing TV or a built in feature for Blu-Ray DVD players.

The Google TV already has a competition, the Apple TV, but to me the Google TV looks a lot better.  Which one looks better to you?

Boost Mobile steps up to the plate with the Samsung Sleek…or does it

Samsung and Boost Mobile has recently announced the release their newest phone, the Samsung Seek.  This is something new for Boost Mobile.  It is their first touch screen and slide out phone (slide out QWERTY keboard).  It became available on Boost Mobile’s website and selected stores on August 25th for $149.

The Seek has a 2.6 inch touch screen with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution.  The phone also includes Bluetooth, GPS, social networking sites, and email/instant messaging.  The part of the Seek the seems to drive customers away is the pathetic camera built in.  The Seek has a 1.3 megapixel camera.  To be some what nice, I give props to Samsung because it is pretty hard to find any phone on the market that has less than a 2 megapixel camera.  Besides that, the phone also supports up to 32GB of internal storage which is a must for the built in music player.

In my opinion, this phone is a little bit caught in the past.  Besides the touch screen and the ability to access internet, there are not too many things about the phone that seem to compare with other phones that recently came out, even the failure of a phone Dell Aero seems to beat it in a contest. The main things that turned me away from the Seek is the small screen and the extremely low quality camera.

Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Dell launches its first smartphone…failure?

As more and more smartphones have been coming out on to the cellphone market, Dell
decided it was their turn to step into the contest to make the greatest smartphone yet (or so they think).

Supposed to be launched earlier this year, Dell delayed the launch till now. The phone is
called the Aero and will be sold for $99.99 with a two-year contract from AT&T. The phone itself runs on
Android 1.2 which is a pretty outdated software as of now.

The phone has a 3.5 inch touch screen display and runs on a 624MHz processor which is no competition to the 1GHz chip used in many of the new smartphones being made. The Aero will have a 5 – megapixel camera
and also has Wi-Fi and GPS and of course, you can download apps from the Android
marketplace.

In my opinion, the phone is an OK device but it won’t last long or at all in the smartphone
crowd. To me, the only appealing detail about the phone is the cheap price of it.

What are your thoughts on Dell’s new phone?  Leave a comment below