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News  Handsets & Devices
News  Handsets & Devices

Dells first 10.1 inch tablet is the Android Honeycomb based Streak 10 Pro. It's going to hit the Chinese market first, and comes at a time when the second generation Android tablet market is just getting interesting - Samsungs Galaxy Tab 10.1 also hits China next month. The Streak Pro is Dells first regular tablet device but it's no stranger to them as they already cut their teeth on the Streak 7 inch model last yer. However, that was running a version of Android designed for phones and had a lukewarm reception with users. The Streak Pro sports 2 cameras, a 5MP rear facing one and a 2MP one on the front, and its screen resolution is a respectable 1280x800. One potential downer lies in the fact it's a WiFi only device - presumably you're supposed to tether to a handset or whatever when you're out on the go. In any case, this won't be too strenuous since it weighs only 1.6 pounds.

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Ok - it's pink. Ok - it's a keyboardless mini form factor. Ok - it's screen is resistive, not capacitive (you get a stylus). But it's £20 contract free - online only from T-Mobile. Is this a sign of things to come - and where will it end? Should I be careful what pops out of my cornflakes packet from now on? The implications of throwaway Android handsets are staggering, and those predictions of 48% market share in 2012 will start to look positively feeble. How on earth can the closed proprietary guys come close to anything like this? This baby features the full on Google Android experience, with voice control, the market, sat nav with turn-by-turn navigation and the realtime sat imaging with blows away many dedicated units. Incredible. Once you get past the pink part, that is.

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Hold onto your hats folks - 350,000 Android devices are now being activated every day. This explosive growth shouldn't be underestimated - recently Microsoft reluctantly issued the sales figures from WP7 3 months after its release at 3.2 million. That's what Android shifts every 9 days. With Symbian now dead, Microsofts share actually falling, Nokia/Microsoft unlikely to deliver anything new for the rest of 2011 and the iPhone stagnating at a steady 25% (Android is 33% and rising, taking share from RIM) it's clear Android is the mountain the competition has to try to climb now - and it's getting higher daily.

News  Handsets & Devices

Here's a twist we weren't expecting after all the on-off tomfoolery surrounding the Facebook phone last year - apparently it's now very much on and there's two of 'em! There's to be a big announcement at MWC2011 from its manufacturer, HTC. Recently there has been a real flurry of activity surrounding the social networking giant, ranging from their purchase of drop.io (who OTAMate were developing an Android app for), through to its purchase of CardMunch for their tech allowing business cards to be imported to your smartphones. Facebook named mobile their "no.1 priority" for 2011 - looks like we're seeing just what they meant by that.