The Dell Streak Goes Downtown — In A Teardown

So the Dell Streak has gone to meet its demise. Its transformation to the dark side of technology. To a site called iFixit, where they do anything but “fix” things on a daily basis.

Cut the drama short, and the Dell Streak was dismantled to every last bit. The team at iFixit declared that the Streak truly has a 1GHz Snapdragon, a 5 megapixel camera that “closely resembles” the iPhone 4’s, Gorilla Glass, and a 2 GB non-user accessible micro-SD card. On a sort of interesting scale of 1 to 10, 8 is the rating given to the Streak. This meaning that on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the easiest), the Streak is an 8 to dismantle for a ‘regular’ user.

Check out the carnage at the source link, and don’t forget to check out our unboxing of the Streak, and wait for the review!

Source: iFixit

T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant chopped in half on T-Mobile

Not that type of “chopped in half”! More specifically speaking, T-Mobile has cut the price of their Galaxy S phone, the Samsung Vibrant, to $99 on a 2-year agreement for one line, online only. Inside of the Vibrant you get the 1Ghz Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED display that is nearly unmatched, 5 megapixel camera with 720p recording, and Android 2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0. Don’t forget that every Vibrant also comes will a full copy of Avatar.

I think it’s worth every cent.

Source: T-Mobile

Microsoft’s Arc Touch mouse revealed by German retailer? Here, take a look:

The Arc Touch? It’s totally awesome man. Like gnarly dude! Just look at it! The mouse can “arch” itself to be like a gaming mouse, then folds itself dead-flat for easy travel!! The features are touch-scrolling, a battery indicator, the ability to track on most any surface, and a 2.4GHz nano transceiver that no doubt plugs into your laptop’s USB port. For €69.99 ($69.95 rumored) and a ship date of 5-10 days, according to notebooksbilliger in Germany, this’ll get pretty official, pretty quick.

Microsoft Arc Touch images

Source: Notebooksbilliger, Winfuture

T-Mobile G2 teaser page goes live, brings plenty of HSPA+

T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ phone, the G2, was just given its own teaser page on T-Mobile site, which actually isn’t quite new. As the site mentions:

The T-Mobile G2 will deliver tight integration with Google services and break new ground as the first smartphone designed to run at 4G speeds on our new HSPA+ network. In the coming weeks, we’ll share more details about the G2 and offer exclusive first access to current T-Mobile customers.

So, anyone excited for a successor to the T-Mobile G1, built by HTC? In the G2’s case, it is believed that it’s also built by HTC, runs Android, and has HSPA+support.

Microsoft FLIGHT Simulator Is Back! This Time, As Flight 2010.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 10 was some of the most fun I’ve ever had playing games. Come on, what would be more fun than using a simulator that major airline pilots I knew trained with? It was like the real deal, even if it wasn’t real (but the physics of course would blow your socks off).

After the whole economic crisis of 2008 and onwards, Microsoft fired the entire team that made the series, thus ending it. Millions of fans where — let’s say bummed. Well, now Microsoft wants to make Microsoft Flight 2010, with a release date of sometimes this year.

Nook for iPhone, iPad, and PC are re-done and re-loaded to new versions

So Nook for PC has been brought to life again, while the iPhone and iPad versions also get new features. While the PC gets the least of the bunch, the iPhone and iPad app updates bring in tons of new goodies (themes, day / night content options, line spacing, font styles, preferred justification, previews, etc.), along with a load of other stuff not worth the extra writing time.


That means check out the source link below!!

Source: Barnes & Noble

Dell Streak unboxing!

So the Dell Streak arrived in the LaptopMemo office today, a week late.

At least it’s finally here, and so far I have this to say about it: it’ll struggle to find its place, much like Apple’s iPad, but it’s still a winner. So far the 1GHz Snapdragon never has given me a single pout, freeze, or whatever you’d want to call “lag”. The front-facing camera is VGA quality, but it’s still a front-facing camera (hey iPad!), the 5 megapixel on the back could’ve been better, and Android 1.6 doesn’t allow all the features of 2.2 (duh!), but there’s still great multitouch in the browser (it’s freaky fast), Google Maps Navigation, and the Android 1.6 version of Android Market.

The custom Dell UI is actually one of the few pleasant custom skins I’ve seen on Android, besides HTC’s Sense. Expect the review to come up later this week, complete with video and the full review.

For now, check out the unboxing pics, after the cut!