Dell Streak 5 With Android 2.2: Just Froyo With A Poorly-Lit Stage

Remember, back in the day? No, that didn’t come out right.

Remember when the only option for an Android tablet was a 5-inch, well-built, but slightly out of place phone/tablet first called the Dell Mini 5, then renamed to the Streak? Yes, I’ve reviewed it back in August — been there, done that. But Dell was kind enough (or just desperate) to get the Streak a meaningful place in the world, so they slapped Android 2.2 on it, and outed the Streak 7 as well. This may not be part of the abyss of reviews one might see for the newer and cooler, Streak 7, but it shares the same interface in a smaller package, so please continue.

T-Mobile G2 Review: A Pure Android Slider, Thus The Best Android Slider

Here it is! The T-Mobile G2, with a “controversial” sub-1GHz clock speed (800MHz to be exact), albeit with newer technology, so it’s actually faster. A 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, Android 2.2 vanilla with a boatload of Google apps, and HSPA+(4G?) speeds achievable on T-Mobile network. Let’s take a quick stride through the full specs and software, then run straight through the review and on to the always-difficult conclusion section.

Nintendo 3DS Disappointment, 1st Edition: No Online Game Store At Launch

An essential feature of the Nintendo 3DS will not come at launch, says Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata at a recent investor conference. The feature will come as an OTA update  — in May. And interestingly enough, said feature that will be missing is none other than the digital game store.

A web-connected next-gen 3D gaming device with no built-in game store. Disappointment, indeed.

Keep in mind, the 3DS launches on March 27th for $249. That’s a long ways away for two essential features on an already threated (in some ways) device due to the NGP/PSP2 launching at the end of the year. Via: Electronista

Dell Streak 7 out February 2nd, $200 on contract, $450 off contract on T-Mobile

Anyone remember the Dell Streak? If you do, just think bigger by about 2 inches or so. The Streak 7 uses Android 2.2 with the Dell Stage UI, has HSPA+ “4G” capability with speeds up to 21MBps, a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 16GB of internal storage, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera with a 5MP on the back, and pricing at $200 on contract or $450 without. Considering a review of the Streak 5 with the same Stage UI is coming soon (or should have been published as of yesterday here), you can expect a Streak 7 review won’t be that far off. Via: T-Mobile

Exclusive: The Minecraft Official Soundtrack To Launch In Mid-February, For $4

Hear that geeks? In a recent Twitter conversation with C418 (but he didn’t actually respond to mine, he just did so publicly), the genius creator for the Minecraft soundtrack, revealed the release date and pricing for the Minecraft Alpha music album, which is before the Beta one that all of us know and love. The date? Not set in stone, but it’s mid-February. The price? $4. Where? Probably on his site. I don’t know about you, but I’m buying it. Via: Twitter (@C418)

Verizon Sets 3AM On February 3 As iPhone 4 Pre-Order Time

Mark that. 3AM Eastern Standard Time, February 3. That’s the time the iPhone 4 pre-order system goes online, and probably when Verizon’s site goes down (hopefully not?). Pricing is as follows: 16GB and 32GB black iPhone 4s at $199 and $299 respectively, for $70 you get 450 minutes and unlimited data, wireless mobile hotspot is another $20, and finally SMS is 250 for $5 and unlimited for $20. Hopefully you won’t go into debt on this iDevice purchase. Via: Verizon iPhone 4 Waiting Page