Dell Streak Vs. Huawei S7 – Android Tablet PC Compared

Chinese manufacturer, Huawei technology unveiled their Huawei S7 Android tablet during Computex earlier this year. The company has now announced that the 7″ tablet shall launch in the Western markets as well. Accordingly, UK retailer Expansys will now begin selling Huawei S7 to the British audience.

However, Huawei is likely to face some stiff competition from Dell. The American company had announced the 5″ smartphone-plus-tablet gadget, the Dell Streak last month and is now available in the UK market. So how do the two devices compare?

Dimensions wise, the choice is entirely yours. Dell Streak comes with a 5 inches screen while Huawei S7 comes with a 7″ display. So if you are the kind for whom portability is a factor, do go for Streak since it is only marginally bigger than a smartphone. However, Huawei S7 runs on Androd 2.1 compared to Android 1.6 on Dell Streak. We are not sure if an update to the Android OS on Dell Streak is likely at the moment. But if you do not want to compromise on the latest Android features, Huawei S7 is the gizmo to go for.

Huawei S7 has a few other advantages – while both these gadgets have a WVGA resolution screen, Wi-Fi and bluetooth, Huawei S7 also includes  support to 802.11n that is not available on Dell Streak. Also, it contains a USB Host port that is more useful than Dell’s proprietary ports.

But wait, Dell Streak is great on features too. The Streak runs on a 1GHz processor – compared to 768MHz on S7. The Streak has a better 5 megapixel camera compared to Huawei S7’s 2 megapixel. And there are missing details on the 3G modem bands and battery life.

So, it is now up to you. What do you think is more useful to your lifestyle? Put in your thoughts in the comments.

Dell Chrome OS Laptop May Launch In Q4

Dell has confirmed that the company is in talks with Google to bring Chrome OS to their laptop. Speaking to Reuters, Dell’s president for Greater China and South Asia, Amit Midha said,

“We have to have a point of view on the industry and technology direction two years, three years down the road, so we continuously work with Google on this. There are going to be unique innovations coming up in the marketplace in two, three years, with a new form of computing, we want to be on that forefront … So with Chrome or Android or anything like that we want to be one of the leaders”

While Midha did note that there were no announcements to be made at this point, the timing of the launch is speculated to be around the fourth quarter of this year. Google has noted several times earlier that they are in talks with hardware manufacturers to launch Chrome OS based laptops and PCs by “late fall“.

We will let you know if there is any more announcement in this regard.

[via Reuters]

Dell Streak USA Launch Announced

Dell has confirmed that the new mini-sized tablet (or mega-sized smartphone, whichever way you want it) will be launching in the UK this week. This follows statements from the company last month that Dell Streak will be available in the UK market from the beginning of June.

The company has also confirmed that the US launch of the tablet PC will begin in late July. According to Ron Garriques, President of Dell’s Communication Solutions, Dell Streak will be available at an uncontracted price of $500. A&T is expected to carry the device though the subsidized price with an AT&T contract is still unknown at this stage.

[via AllThingsD]

Dell Streak Features And UK Launch Confirmed

Dell has officially announced that the company’s first ever smartphone – marketed as “ultimate portable tablet PC” – will launch exclusively on O2 in UK starting early next month. This follows verbal confirmations from Michael Dell earlier this month. Dell’s media release also notes that Dell Streak will be available in USA from “later this summer“.

This is Dell’s foray into the highly competitive smartphone segment and the company appears to be clearly testing the waters without diluting the Dell brand name that has become synonymous with portable computers. However, calling a smartphone an “ultimate portable tablet PC” may not help the company in its endeavor considering that the company may fail to communicate the message to its users that the tablet PC in this case can also actually make calls.

It will be interesting to see how the Dell Streak is received in the UK market. The features are too good for Dell to lose out. Here is a gist of what is on offer

Platform : Android 1.6 with OTA update of Froyo expected later this year
Display : 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA display
Processor : 1GHz SnapDragon processor
Camera : 5 megapixel high resolution camera with an additional VGA camera on the front
Storage : 2GB expandable up to 32GB on microSD
Connectivity : 3G + WiFi + Bluetooth

Other features

  • Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation
  • Full screen browsing experience
  • Social media integration
[via Engadget]

Dell Alienware M11x Upgrade To Launch In June

The Dell Alienware M11x has delivered well as a gaming platform so far. The company has now revealed that the laptop could see much improved processing speeds with the introduction of Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors in a new launch in June. The ultraportable currently makes use of Pentium SU4100 1.30GHz and Core 2 Duo SU7300 1.30GHz processors.

This has been revealed by Dell’s Head of Consumer Operations in Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Pearce Clune. While it has not been explicitly mentioned, we believe the GPU may also see an upgrade NVIDIA’s Optimus technology.

Watch Clune in conversation with Shuffle Magazine below

[via Shuffle]

Dell Inspiron M301z Technical Specifications

Dell has just announced the launch of its first laptop running on AMD’s Nile line of processors. It is at present only posted on the Singaporean website and is expected to become available elsewhere shortly.

Dell Inspiron M301z tech specs you may be interested in

Display : 13.3″ widescreen HD
Processor : AMD® NileTM Dual Core: Athlon II Neo (1.3 GHz or 1.5 GHz)
Memory : 2 x 2GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Chipset : AMD RS880M chipset
GPU : Integrated ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4225
OS : Windows 7 Home
Storage : 320 GB
Camera : 1.3 megapixel
Connectivity : Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1

[via Dell]

Dell Studio XPS 7100 Technical Specifications And Price Announced

Dell has announced the launch of its new line of desktop computers, the Dell Studio XPS 7100. It comes with an interesting set of hardware specs including a quad-core Phenom II X4 or hexa-core Phenom II X6 processor and a 1.5 terabyte storage space. Here is a list of tech specs you may want to know

Processor : AMD Hexa-Core Phenom II X6 or Quad-Core Phenom II X4
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Professional 64-bit or Ultimate 64-bit
Memory : 2GB RAM – Upgradable up to 16GB
GPU : Integrated ATI HD4200 graphics, or HD5450, 5770 or 5870 graphic cards
Storage : SATA HDD up to 1.5TB
Additional features
Optional Blu-ray drive
Optional Wi-Fi b/g/n
Optional Bluetooth

Pricing is set to begin at $499

[via Dell]

Dell Streak Launch Date Announced

In April last, Dell announced a line-up of smartphones like Thunder and Lightning. One of the other tablet devices unveiled, tentatively named Mini 5, was later revealed to be called Streak. In a conversation yesterday, Michael Dell spelt out the specifics of Dell Streak’s launch.

According to him, the new Android powered micro-tablet will launch in the European market on O2 Telefonica next month. This shall be followed by a launch on AT&T in USA later in the summer.

The Dell Streak will come with a 5 inch display and a 5 megapixel camera. Also, it will include a front-facing VGA camera. The device will have three capacitive Menu, Home and Back buttons on the side and can plug in via a 30 pin dock connector. Dell has struck a deal with Amazon which means you will also be able to access the Kindle e-Reader, Amazon MP3, videos and store apps from the Streak.

No details on the price, but just sit tight and wait.

[via eWeek]

Dell Latitude 2110 Netbook Tech Specs Announced

The new Dell Latitude 2110 netbook is targeted at the “large enterprise clients and government agencies“, but should work good for all kinds of business users. The netbook comes with tamper-proof keyboards and anti-microbial rubber coating should be a great assurance for those of you who may do a lot of traveling through the year.

Here are some technical specifications and features available with the new Latitude 2110 netbook from Dell

Platform : Windows XP Home, 7 Starter, Vista Home Basic or Ubuntu Linux 9.10
Dimension : 10.1 inches and 1024 x 600 OR 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
Processor : 1.83GHz Intel Atom N470
Memory : 1GB RAM
Storage : 16GB or 64GB SSD or 160GB-250GB hard drive
Connectivity : Wi-Fi b/g/n
Camera : 2.0-megapixel webcam
Battery : 6 cell
Colors : Red, Black and Blue

Dell Latitude E4310 Notebook Tech Specs And Features

The Dell E4310 notebook was recently given the go-ahead by FCC and today we see it lined up at Dell’s website. No information is available on the price of the device as yet, though the technical specifications are just getting clearer. Here is a look at what’s on offer

Display : 13 inches
Processor : Intel 2.4GHz or 2.53GHz Core i5
Memory : 8GB of DDR3 RAM
Storage : 500GB hard drive or 256GB SSD
OS : Windows 7, Vista or Ubuntu Linux
Connectivity : Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
Graphics Processor : Intel HD graphics

Other features include Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint reader and Mobile Broadband

[Dell via UberGizmo]