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Old 01-29-2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default dell mini5 - android tablet/phone thingee

props to our man Tim Should Move to NYC Stevens on his article covering this device

article with video of michael dell harassment/demo

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/29/m...-parka-offers/

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Old 01-29-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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He swiped through a number of home screens and quickly showed the five megapixel camera on the back, mentioned 3G wireless, and then tucked it away again.
I liked it better when it was called the Droid.






Seriously, it only looks a little larger, doesn't it, Tim?
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:21 AM   #3
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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too big for a phone
too small for a computer

congrats mr. dell... you managed to hit the sweet spot of niche un-usability.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:23 AM   #5
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:23 AM   #6
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for a grand though? IBtheiPad'spricingwillchangethat

interesting though.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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for a grand though? IBtheiPad'spricingwillchangethat

interesting though.
dont worry at&t will give you a great data price
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:33 AM   #8
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too big for a phone
too small for a computer

congrats mr. dell... you managed to hit the sweet spot of niche un-usability.
Yep too little too late.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:44 AM   #9
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5-inch 800x480 touchscreen
Ah ha. So the same res as the Droid, but 1.3 inches bigger.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:56 AM   #10
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so is thing a phone or not?
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:33 PM   #11
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too big for a phone
too small for a computer

congrats mr. dell... you managed to hit the sweet spot of niche un-usability.
I, on the other hand, would like a bigger screen.

I use my iphone more for browsing the web and chatting than I do holding it up to my ear. I don't think I would mind the extra size there either.

My pocket can fit the extra size as well.

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I, on the other hand, would a bigger screen.
your reply. you accidentally.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:50 PM   #13
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crap. I am busy at work and I am typing too fast (Or my brain farted).
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:49 AM   #14
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By the power of search, we revisit and update this thread.

Who's sort of intrigued by this? I'm a big lummox, so I can probably carry it more easily than one of you skinny effers. Dell wants to call it a tablet. BS. It's a huge ass phone / web appliance.

Pro: Basically an Incredible with a 5" screen and a forward facing VGA camera
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* Android platform complete with Android Market and Dell user interface enhancements
* ARM-based Processor: Qualcomm’s powerful and efficient Snapdragon chipset and software platform with integrated 1GHz processor
* 3G + WiFi + Bluetooth
* UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of up to HSDPA 7.2 Mbps1 / HSDPA
* 5 MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash. Easy point, shoot, and uploads to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and more
* User accessible Micro SD expandable memory available up to 32 GB2. Store up to 42 movies2 or 32,000 photos2, or 16,000 songs2 with 32GB* Micro SD

Key Features:

* Integrated Google Maps™ with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views
* A full screen browsing experience with a 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA display
* "Gorilla Glass" [aka Corning's name for aluminosilicate glass a la iPhone 4]
* Easily integrated social media apps: Twitter™, Facebook, YouTube
* High resolution 5 MP camera, VGA front facing camera, removable battery, built-in Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity options
* 2GB* of internal dedicated storage provides plenty of space to access and download Google Android Market’s many options
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Good review from a smart, neutral tech entrepreneur:

Bonus: O hai, I upgraded ur house.


Engadget UK review with huge ass gallery:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/06/dell-streak-review/

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http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/29/d...for-your-amus/
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Dell brings us the new Bag Phone in 2010 ...
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:02 AM   #16
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Michael Dell: Do the right thing and return the money to the stockholders.
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i dont really see a bright future in that device.

people buy WHY you do it, not what you do.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:05 AM   #18
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What a terrible idea. HTC has the Android phone market, make a ****ing actual tablet or don't make anything at all. That thing's going to flop terribly.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:30 AM   #19
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What a terrible idea. HTC has the Android phone market, make a ****ing actual tablet or don't make anything at all. That thing's going to flop terribly.
They're making 7 and 10 inch tablets too - unknown if they'll have full phone capability or just 3g data.

They're "positioning" this as a small tablet. It's not. It's a big phone, with the same features as most of the other latest smartphones.

Most of the reviewers say it's right at the boundary of pocketability and borderline dorky when held up to the head. I'm a big guy with a huge head, so it won't look so weird on me.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:45 AM   #20
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They're making 7 and 10 inch tablets too - unknown if they'll have full phone capability or just 3g data.

They're "positioning" this as a small tablet. It's not. It's a big phone, with the same features as most of the other latest smartphones.

Most of the reviewers say it's right at the boundary of pocketability and borderline dorky when held up to the head. I'm a big guy with a huge head, so it won't look so weird on me.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:31 AM   #21
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http://www.slashgear.com/dell-streak-review-1289551/
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Perhaps the question most asked of us was “is it a phone?” Dell are at pains to insist that the Streak is an Android-powered tablet with voice capabilities – we’re guessing it’s easier to position your new device when you’ve basically got the segment to yourself – but in reality it’s more difficult to classify. Contrary to expectations it’s surprisingly pocket-friendly; its 220g heft will make your jacket hang unusually if you opt for the inside pocket, but we dropped it into our front jeans pocket with room to spare. If you prefer your trousers to look sprayed-on then you may have issues (not just with the Streak but with blood circulation), but the narrow 9.98mm thickness makes a big difference.

Of course, as slim as the Streak is, it’s still bigger face-on than your average Android smartphone. That’s to accommodate the 5-inch WVGA 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, and after a short while you won’t begrudge the dimensions; the display is bright and crisp, and the touchscreen responsive. Physical controls are limited to power, volume and the camera shortcut along the top edge, together with three touch-sensitive keys running down the right-hand bezel for back, menu and home. The 3.5mm headphone socket is annoyingly placed on the top edge, while on the bottom there’s an even more frustrating proprietary connector used for recharging and synching the Streak.
It's obviously not perfect. Dumb connectors, etc. Most of the other issues are Android 1.6 related. They will go away with 2.2 which just hit the street officially and should update on this phone close to the US ship time.

It will also be a WiFi hotspot when Android 2.2 comes to fruition. It's been rooted/jailbroken, so the Dell skin can be ditched if necessary.

As a highly portable, highly capable smartphone/media device, I think it's a nice niche.

If I don't get the iPhone 4, I'll probably get this. My wife is committed to iPhone so I'll probably stay on AT&T to keep the bill consolidated. Otherwise I'd be eyeing the DroidX on Verizon, which gets better reception around here.

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/19914...html?tk=hp_blg
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Supersized Smartphones: How Big Can They Get?
Big and brawny is in when it comes to a new crop of smartphones. Phones such as the Droid X are still small enough to slide in a pocket-- but barely.
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A size war is raging in the smartphone world. The latest handsets, particularly gargantuan models such as Sprint's HTC Evo 4G and Verizon's Motorola Droid X, are the Cadillac Escalades of mobile phones: Big and brawny, but still small enough to slide in a pocket--barely.

Ponder these SUV-inspired specs: The Evo 4G measures 4.8 by 2.6 by 0.5 inches and has a 4.3-inch touchscreen. T-Mobile's HD2 phone, also built by HTC, has similar dimensions--4.7 by 2.6 by 0.4 inches--as well as a 4.3-inch display. The Droid X, slated to debut next week, is even bigger than the Evo 4G or HD2, and has a 4.4-inch screen. By comparison, Apple's new iPhone 4 is relative petite with its 3.5-inch LCD.

The Outer Limits

Photo courtesty of Engadget.
Contrast these monster phones with the Dell Streak, an upcoming tablet device with a 5-inch touchscreen. While the Streak will have 3G broadband and Wi-Fi, as well as a front-facing camera for video chat, it's definitely not a smartphone, according to Dell.

Well, if a 5-inch display marks the barrier that separates smartphone from tablet, have the ever-expanding handsets maxed out? Not quite yet, says IDC mobile phone analyst Ramon Llamas.

"I don't think phones have reached their maximum size limits," Llamas says. "You could always tack on another tenth of an inch and--boom--you just pushed the envelope that much more."

However, he adds that phone won't expand to include 5- or 6-inch displays. "At that point, you've got to say to yourself, 'Can I do with this phone what I'm used to doing?'

Looking Stupid

Both consumer and business users want a phone does a myriad of things, provided it's not some clunky monstrosity like what Michael Douglas' Gordon Gekko character used in the movie "Wall Street."

Indeed, smartphone users don't want to hold a laptop computer--or even an iPad--up to their heads. Says Llamas: "Can I slip it into my pocket? Can I slip it into my purse? Can I hold it against my face and not feel like an idiot?"

Using a 5-inch or larger phone is "almost the equivalent of (holding) a 5-by-7 picture up to my head," he adds. "Guess what? That's a little too big."

While smartphone makers may yet be able to expand handsets by slivers of an inch, they're getting very close to the device's size limit. When they reach Dell Streak-like dimensions, they've jumped the mobile shark.
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They're making 7 and 10 inch tablets too - unknown if they'll have full phone capability or just 3g data.

They're "positioning" this as a small tablet. It's not. It's a big phone, with the same features as most of the other latest smartphones.

Most of the reviewers say it's right at the boundary of pocketability and borderline dorky when held up to the head. I'm a big guy with a huge head, so it won't look so weird on me.
*Imagines Fuzz holding a Ti82 up to his head ... finds it funny*
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This phone is reportedly going to be available at AT&T this Monday.


Kinda excited.
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