PC Mag: The Dell Streak, an Android-powered smartphone with a five-inch screen, got a boost at the D8 conference Wednesday night when Dell executive Ron Garriques said it would be available this July, both from a U.S. carrier and direct on Dell.com.
So industry 'experts' think that smartphones with larger touchscreens aren't the future. We are all apparently happy with 3.5 inch phones and are shunning larger devices. I can think of about 10 million reasons why this isn't true. But there is a good point to come out of this -- when does a smartphone become a tablet?
Engadget: We knew good and well that Android 2.2 was sneaking out and making itself active on Dell's unlocked Streak units, but now it seems that the backlog of older units has been cleared. That has made way for new stock over at Dell's US site, with a 16GB Carbon Black unlocked Streak going for $579.99 with Froyo from the factory; the 32GB model is listed at $678.99. Curiously, that 16GB model is $30 more than what the unlocked Android 1.6 model went for back in August.
Pocket-Lint: Dell has updated its 5-inch Dell Streak tablet-come-phone to Android 2.2 this week, and Pocket-lint has managed to grab a handset off Dell for a quick review to see what’s new and what the update brings users.