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Dell flashes Streak 10, launches Streak 7

Dell has extended its Streak family of Android tablets by two inches with the announcement of a 7in model and by five inches with the admission that a 10in version is "coming soon". Dell briefly flashed the 10.1in Streak at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but put the Streak 7 centre stage, touting the tablet's Corning …
Tony Smith, 06 Jan 2011
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Dell pulls Streak 7 from US online store

Dell has stressed it is not abandoning the fondleslab market despite deciding to pull the Streak 7 from its online store stateside. All vendors have struggled to elbow Apple's iPad out of the top spot. HP gave up the WebOS tablet ghost in the summer and channel sources are expecting RIM to bow out in the next nine to 12 months, …
Paul Kunert, 07 Dec 2011
Dell Streak 7

Dell Streak 7 Android tablet

Despite the original Streak being one of the first devices of its type on the market, Dell’s Android tablet didn’t really set the word alight. A less than fresh version of Android, a high price tag and a distance between the screen corners too close to many a smartphone, all counted against it. Dell Streak 7 Clean slate? Dell's …
Alun Taylor, 27 Jul 2011
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Dell puts gun to Streak 5 tablet, pulls trigger

Dell has discontinued its five-inch Dell Streak, a neither-fish-nor-fowl item that never quite caused consumers' pulses to pound. The death of the Streak 5 was announced on Dell's website on Thursday, along with the suggestion that streakers "Check out our other innovative Dell tablets and smartphones," including the Android 2.2 …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Aug 2011
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Dell flings Froyo tablet at Brits

Dell has released its 7in Android tablet, the Streak 7, in the UK, pricing the fondleslab at £299. Dell Streak 7 The gadget only has 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and only runs Android 2.2 Froyo. It comes with 16GB of on-board storage - there's an SD card slot for more - and is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2. The 7in …
Hard Reg, 14 Apr 2011
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Dell dithers over fresh fondleslabs

CES 2012 Week Dell has revealed intentions to corner the consumer fondleslab market by the end 2012, promising to turn up to the soirée this time with enough party-poppers for everyone. According to chief commercial officer Steve Felice - who spoke of Dell's tablet ambitions in an interview with Reuters - the company was …
Caleb Cox, 11 Jan 2012
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Dell signals Windows 8 fondleslab range

At Dell World today Michael Dell pretty much said his company will produce a Windows 8 tablet. He said that fondleslab sales on Android had failed to take off. Talking about tablets he said: "You'll see us very much aligned around the Windows 8 introduction." He added that a range of slabs will be introduced. The understanding …
Chris Mellor, 14 Oct 2011
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Dell opts for Android for consumer smartphone

Dell today announced a new smartphone, the Venue, adopting the Sony Ericsson approach of offering a vanilla version of the handset sans keyboard and a "Pro" version with a slide-out Qwerty deck. Sony Ericsson, however, is at the very least consistent in its choice of operating system. The Xperia X10 Mini and the Xperia X10 Mini …
Tony Smith, 06 Jan 2011
CES 2011

CES 2011: Complete Coverage

Tablets and E-book Readers DisplayLink tools up iPad as wireless Windows screen Dell flashes Streak 10, launches Streak 7 Motorola uncloaks 10.1in Xoom fondleslab iRiver upgrades Story with hi-res display RIM reveals 4G PlayBook plans Toshiba tries again with second gen tablet Panasonic preps TV accessory tablet Samsung shows …
Toshiba 14in USB LCD Mobile Monitor

Toshiba 14in USB LCD Mobile Monitor

It sounds like a great idea: a 14in LCD monitor that connects using USB. Perfect for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones, right? Well no, because it doesn’t work with them. That’s not to say Toshiba’s Monitor is entirely without merit. It’s a neat looking device, similar in size to a slim laptop and weighing the same as a …
Dave Oliver, 08 Feb 2012
Acer Iconia A100 7in Android tablet

Acer Iconia A100 7in Android tablet

Hey, tablet geeks out there, do you remember what you hated most about Samsung’s original 7in Galaxy Tab? The grainy display, the glitchy software, the lack of memory, the poorly located buttons that you kept pressing by mistake? Acer Iconia A100 7in Android tablet Designed for portrait usage I suspect Acer drew up the same …
Alistair Dabbs, 23 Sep 2011
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CES wrap: let the battle of the tablets commence

Consumers themselves may not yet be willing to commit themselves en masse to the media tablet and set aside the netbook, but manufacturers certainly appear ready to do so. This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, was the launching point for uncounted Android tablets. But while Acer launched a new netbook …
Tony Smith, 10 Jan 2011
Amazon Kindle 4

Amazon Kindle 4

Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet was always going to grab the headlines when the retailer revamped its e-book reader line-up last month. But for many book buffs, its low-cost E Ink devices were more interesting. Amazon has been aggressively driving down reader prices, and its entry level Kindle 4 - aka the 'Kindle Touchless', a nod …
Tony Smith, 13 Oct 2011
WHSmith Kobo Touch e-book reader

WHSmith Kobo Touch wireless e-book reader

The joys of the e-book reader are considerable. You can carry a thousand books in your pocket and download more in a matter of seconds while you’re sitting in the garden – assuming the Wi-Fi stretches or you have a 3G model. If there are words you don’t recognise, you can look them up with one touch too. And in the case of …
David Phelan, 26 Oct 2011
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

10.1? The impression I get with the naming of this much-anticipated grown-up version of last year’s Galaxy Tab is that it has psychological hangups about (ahem) ‘size’. I imagine it loitering down the pub, boasting of its prowess: “It’s not just TEN inches, Al, it’s TEN-point-ONE!” It wants to be the Spinal Tap of Android …
Alistair Dabbs, 04 Aug 2011