I’m using the Dell Streak as a sort of mini-tablet, which is I think what Dell was going after. I haven’t enabled a voice or text plan on this thing so it’s strictly data. Shout-out to B at the local Rogers store for helping me set that up when the people at Rogers HQ said [...]
First of all, what’s a Froyo? It sounds like a hobbit. Knowing the Android team’s predilection for dessert foods, however, it’s probably some kind of ice cream. Whatevs… [update, official Rogers update available via this thread: http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Android/message-id/927] Now that Rogers has finally released a Froyo update for the Streak, I think my own upgrade exploits [...]
via Streaksmart and Android Central. Still have a post on upgrading to alternate firmware forthcoming, though it’s less urgent all of a sudden.
in all it’s majesty. First, some unboxing pictures. Out of the Box Powering up the Steak[sic] for the first time was exciting. After waiting a few minutes, I looked through the installed apps and menus. Something didn’t seem quite right though. This was not the OS I was expecting, having played with a few different [...]
Two months ago, I ordered a Dell Streak. There were some angry, frustrated tweets about Dell’s incredibly bad customer service while I waited. I got a note saying my device shipped on December 12th. On January 6th, I started phoning. I was bounced around through no fewer than 7 different customer service groups trying to [...]
Late last week I was griping about the poor trackpad performance on the Dell Mini 10 and decided to try to fix it. It was usable, but difficult and caused a lot of erroneous clicks and mouse-moves and was a bit like trying to use a Fisher Price toy to perform brain surgery. Clunky, imprecise, [...]
A commenter asked about the horrible touchpad on the Dell Mini 10. Not sure if he was using Linux or Windows, but a couple of quick searches found some mention of a better driver. Top link was on superuser.com and has some hopefully helpful links. I’ll post back with results when I’ve had a chance [...]
Over the past week and a bit, I’ve been playing around with Crunchbang Linux on a Dell Mini 10 netbook. The experience has been entertaining at least and Crunchbang works surprisingly well once you get it configured. Out of the box, Cunchbang is a fairly minimalist desktop environment, using Openbox and Tint as the desktop [...]