Double Dell: Venue Pro Delayed, Streak Updated


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The Dell Streak is getting a much awaited Android 2.2 Froyo update this week –in case you have not heard. The first confirmations of this good news actually came out yesterday, but today, local network operator O2 has assured that Streak users under the network will be receiving the update automatically.

This is a major bit of happiness for those under networks. More often than not (and especially with Android updates) individual per-company releases of mobile platform versions often take months to arrive. This is actually the same case with the Dell Streak –the official launch of the Froyo version was around last June. While an update to 2.0 Éclair would have made sense earlier on, Dell opted to skip that point and just go straight to the latest version instead.

The Streak’s main feature is a 5 inch TFT capacitive touch screen display with a 480 x 800 resolution. The display is supported and protected by Gorilla Glass and also has an accelerometer and proximity sensor. The handset is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU running at 1GHz.

In the meanwhile, Dell’s other smart phone, the Windows Phone 7 running Venue Pro, will not be available until next year. This is quite surprising as many expected the Venue Pro (which was previously named as the Dell Lightning) to launch alongside the Windows Phone 7 OS last October –along with many other WP7 devices as well.

Also powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, the Venue Pro would be the perfect device for the heavy smart phone user. The 4.1 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen provides users with just the right amount of display space to fully enjoy the new MS made user interface. Lastly, the slide out physical QWERTY keyboard is a great addition. While the portrait orientation may throw some users off, it seems to be a pretty stable phone overall.

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