One of the world’s top selling computer manufacturer, Dell, has finally confirmed that the company is going private. There were rumors about this for a while, and today the company announced that it will be acquired completely by Michael Dell (the company’s founder) and investment firm Silver Lake.
If you were unhappy with your Dell Streak’s Android 1.6, you will be relieved to know that Dell is finally pushing an over-the-air upgrade to Android 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo. Looks like the mega-screen experience just got a lot better! As Dell puts it “Android 2.2 available Over the Air with first use“.
Dell will soon launch its first tablet netbook, a sort of iPad alternative but powered by a full-scale OS like Windows 7. The netbook features a revolving 10-inch screen that turns the computer into either a multi-touch tablet or a touch-based netbook. The device is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB HDD and a Broadcom Crystal HD accelerator.
Dell has recently confirmed that the company will be launching the first production version of “Streak” in the UK, ahead of the planned launch in the US. The 5-inch Android device will be launched on June 4 with O2 being its official wireless carrier. It will also be available from Dell UK website soon later. The US launch will only be later this summer.
Android phones are new to the AT&T network. So is Dell when it comes to mobile phones. The company which once manufactured the PDA series Axim, shut down the department as they eventually become obsolete. Now Dell relaunches the original Mini 3i (in China) as Aero in the U.S., for the AT&T 3G network. The slogan for the ad…”The lightest Android smartphone coming soon to the nation’s fastest 3G network!”