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iPad Killers on the Loose

Written on December 17, 2010 by R. Cruise

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Tablets wars is slowly becoming a deadly game. It is a fierce competition that only the fittest can survive. To edge you up, Gadg brings you a round-up of some of the brands that are likely to become the next iPad killers.

Apple is the brand the redefined the world of technolgy. The company invented the iPod and portable music is never the same again. It was followed by the iPhone which brought huge wave to the mobile phone industry. Recently came iPad, and it turned the field of tablet computers upside down.

The iPad caused so much hyped that people narrowed their tablet choice only to it. Looking at the bigger picture, there are actually hundreds of tablets available in the market today that can compete with the features of the iPad.

To change such iPad mindset, Gadg listed down ten tablet alternatives which are also packed with features but with cheaper price tags.
See the list after the break.

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Dell Streak is Coming to Froyo

Written on November 15, 2010 by Adam Eve

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In time for the holidays, Dell Streak is jumping from the past to the future. They will start ditching the Android 1.6, and will go straight to Froyo by the end of the month.

The Dell Streak will start to ditch Android 1.6, and will go to 2.2 very soon. The Android 2.2 update will initially roll out in UK by the end of the month and will move to other regions from there. Along with the Android update, Dell Streak will also have Flash 10.1, Wi-Fi hotspot, Stage UI and a list of new features. Moreover, Dell will be offering a backup and restore app to preserve a user data after the updates. Once the update is available, a notification on the right of the phone should appear. Another interesting rumor is that Dell Streak will be available in new colors too! But aside from the Android 2.2 update, there are no other news posted.

Seems like more will be revealed, so don’t forget to check back at Gadg more often.

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Same Roots for Aero and Streak, But Different Ends

Written on August 25, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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Like parents that boo-booed the perfect first baby, Dell came up with a second--the Dell Aero. But winging into the market as the PC company's first smartphone, it is presented not as a sibling but a first cousin to the shortfall hybrid Dell Streak.

Definitely without the tablet trappings, the Aero edges itself into a market undergoing an overly-induced growth spurt that makes it harder to compete. The question for any new smartphone at the entrance: Where does the difference lie?

Dell’s Android device starts with the right price: a unit costing $99 for a 2-year contract with AT&T. It sells $299 on the Dell website, the only current store location for Aeros. Not only does it cost less, it weighs less than most rivals.

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Dell Streak Seeks to Rival the iPad on Cost

Written on August 11, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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Dell walks into the thriving tablet market with a 5-inch machine and a lower price to boot. Dell Streak launches on August 12 starting with $299.99 with a two-year AT&T contract, and with $549.99 for an open-line version.

Dell’s handy device is seeking to rival the Apple iPad on cost and usability. Its locked version’s value comes 40% less than the first baby of the tablet market, and its unlocked version amounts up to only half the price of an iPad 3G. Notwithstanding the gadget’s voice calling capability, it can also pair up with its Adroid smartphone cousins, the Droid X, HTC Evo, and the Samsung Galaxy S, as well as with the iPhone 4.

The Streak also ramps in with the Android OS, dual camera, WiFi and 3G features, and a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (which also powers Nexus One). It is definitely more powerful than most smartphones, but it does not come as close to the iPad’s size–which is quite a brain teaser. Would you want to buy something that is an in-between prototype so you could enjoy both worlds apiece? Think about that while you watch this video:

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Dell Streak to Come on “late July”

Written on July 28, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Ever had a device that fits into the palm of your hand? This new device from Dell is designed to give you the “watch, listen, play and connect” that you’ve been long wishing.

Taking the good times wherever you go maybe hard. But Dell’s Streak with a brilliant 5” screen let’s you watch, play, stay connected and listen altogether. It is also equipped with a dual camera (front and back) with a calibrating 5-megapixel camera for capturing photos and videos of your life. Watch YouTube then post everything from your Streak. What more can you ask for this scratch-resistant sweet thing?

Even going through a series of reviews we cannot disclose a specific date for the U.S. release. The company has been modest, but they are giving us an incredibly sweet tidbit : “available for purchase in late July”. This will give us 10 days so we’re now looking at the “pre-sale” button on Dell’s site.

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