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    Dell has missed deadline after deadline in delivering the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Venue 8 7840 tablet, but it's finally pulled through today and delivered the update to Android 5.0.2. The Dell Venue 8 7840 Lollipop update brings all of the Material Design goodies Venue 8 7840 users have definitely been yearning for (for months, too, at this point). The Venue 8 7840 didn't have much of a Dell skin atop stock KitKat to begin with – it stuck to a very slightly modified version of vanilla KitKat, though it did feature a couple tweaks in the design. With Lollipop, it seems that ...

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    It's been a while since we've seen an Android tablet from Dell (the Venue 8 7000 from last October, to be specific), but the manufacturer has just announced its bigger sibling, the Dell Venue 10 7000, which basically takes a lot of its internals from the smaller sibling. However, with the Dell Venue 10 7000, the company went bigger, as the slate is equipped with a 10.5-inch OLED screen, with a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels. That bump on the back/side (depending on how you hold it) houses the battery (while unrated officially, it should be good for 7 hours, according to Dell), as well as ...

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    Pre-loaded apps can be a bit like the branded license plate holder a dealer puts on a new car: they're not really harming anything, but a serious user will likely remove them (or at least try to) first chance they get. What the companies behind them are counting on is our laziness: just as we may leave that plate holder on there and help give the dealer some free advertising, we may turn to a pre-installed app instead of going to an app store and manually searching for one. While this all sounds very dismissive of the idea, there's big business interests behind pre-loading apps on our ...

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    Dell hasn't been as famous as it used to be in the mobile space, but that doesn't change the fact that the company has brought some of the most compelling Windows-based tablets in the market. Specs alone would speak highly of these products, but the price tag behind these is just as astonishing. Dell still continues to push its products, and today the company has a new partnership to go further. Dell has just partnered with Intel to launch the world's thinnest tablet. This new Android-based tablet is the Dell Venue 8 7000, and according to the launch information, the device is just 6 mm ...

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    Updated with time codes, new streaming portals, and links to the high-quality version. Skip past the YouTube embed and download your very own copy of this week's podcast. Enjoy! Thanks to our new Blackphone review devices, we're already halfway off the grid ... or at least, halfway buried under Post-It notes littered with passwords, which is almost the same thing. Before we get too stealthy, though, we're hosting us a little show. Some of you might know it as the mobile technology podcast that's gone 108 episodes without missing a single week (accurate). Others might know it as the last ...

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    Looking for our original Dell Venue Pro review from 2011? Check it out here. Wondering about the tablet family with the same name from 2013? Peep this. Want a sweet nostalgia trip? See below. • There was a time when manufacturers still pushed the boundaries of industrial design, when Windows Phone was the newest smartphone platform around, and Dell still called itself a smartphone maker. These were the days of WVGA displays being sold as "high resolution," of 3G masquerading as 4G, of 5-megapixel primary cameras and QWERTY keyboards with individual spring-loaded plastic keys. Into ...

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    When talking about smartphones, Apple and Blackberry are somewhat alone in that they make their own  hardware. Phones powered by Microsoft's OS and Android are built by OEMs like HTC, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and others. Back in the day, major companies like Dell, HP, Compaq and others would outsource the production of their devices to OEMs. Over time, these OEMs began to gain popularity and eventually brought hardware carrying their own brand to the market. Ironically, Compaq, Dell, HP, and others have all but gotten out of the smartphone/PDA game, having been replaced by the OEMs ...

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    Even though most of your holiday shopping is over, we know that there is a slight possibility that Santa didn't leave the gift that you really wanted this Christmas. Still, if you're like any of us, then we're sure you're most probably broke already from so much celebration. The great thing is that it's never too late to get the smartphone or tablet that you wanted, and there are some great devices out there that are worth every penny. Watch today's Top 5 as we talk about some of the best deals you'll find in this holiday season. We're not just talking about devices that are affordable, ...

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    Back at the start of October, Dell unveiled a set of four new tablets. The Android models didn't instill us with a whole lot of desire, but the manufacturer's pair of new Windows 8.1 tablets – and full-blown, not RT, mind you – really struck a chord with us. Those were the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro, and we brought you an early hands-on to introduce you to them. Now, we already saw orders for most of these guys open last month, but the Venue 11 Pro's fate was a little up in the air; we knew to expect it sometime in November, but when? It looks like today's the day, and Dell has now ...

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    Smartphones are great and useful tools, but until you get a bigger screen on them, they're never going to replace your laptop computer. Tablets are gaining in popularity and in functionality. They're doing so well, in fact, that many smartphone makers are pushing the limits of what can be called a "phone" by making screens bigger -- much bigger. At Pocketnow we call them "phablets". When we started we were sort of making fun of the huge-screened phones, but despite our mocking, the phrase suck -- and we learned that, when done right, phablets can be pretty awesome. But tablets and phablets ...

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    Microsoft has an opportunity here. It may not realize it, being minus one CEO and all, but there is opportunity for advancement here. Android is a fantastically popular operating system. It's incredible. The meteoric rise of Android from Verizon's DROID to what it is today has been a beautiful thing to behold. But there is one place were Android has not been able to make a dent. Sure it has made nicks here and there, but no dents. And that is in the tablet space. You remember tablets, right? They're those things that run iOS and make people vomit. It's almost silly how absolutely and ...

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    Last week, one of the older players on the mobile scene stepped back into the spotlight with some new products: Dell. My very first PDA was a Dell Axim X30, so the company's held a special place in my heart, and it was great to see it take another stab at mobile devices. After all, the Dell Streak 5 was a bit of an innovator in its own right, paving the way for phablets, and the Dell Venue Pro was an interesting (if a bit unlucky) smartphone; I've been curious to see what else Dell might have up its sleeve. That turned out to be four new tablets, consisting of a pair of Windows 8.1 and a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Dell's four new tablets, some Android, some Windows 8.1. Then we go through LG's possible Z line-up of smartphones that will include flexible displays. Microsoft is next as the rumors of Allan Mulally taking over have ceased, but some Bill Gates rumors have begun, and these are bad actually. Then we talk about Qualcomm and their thoughts on Apple's A7 64-bit chip. We end today's show talking about the progress that's been made to jailbreak iOS 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Dell announces four Venue tablets: two Android, two ...

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    Another one of the new tablets that Dell announced is the Dell Venue 11 Pro.  This one has a nice 11 inch screen which would be better for desktop applications compared to the smaller Venue 8 Pro. The tablet includes options for Atom or Core i3/i5 Haswell chips, a 10.8-inch 1080p display, and 2GB of RAM (with up to 8GB available). Storage starts at 32GB (going up to 256GB), and this tablet measures 10mm thick and weighs 1.57 pounds. The base Venue 11 Pro will go for just about $500. Separate accessories include a Touch Cover-like keyboard, as well a docking station, and a hard hinged ...

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    After seeing Dell turn its backs on the smartphone market last year, the company's been repositioning its mobile efforts to focus on tablets, instead. Right at the end of August, we heard that the company might have a couple new Windows-based models launching before the end of the year, including both an 8-inch and 10.6-inch device. Sure enough, today Dell comes through with the announcement of not just those two models, but a pair of Android tablets, as well. On the Windows side, we have the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro (above). Dell's distaste for Windows RT shows through here, as both ...

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    Dell really hasn't had much luck in recent years with smartphone and tablets. The company was once a heavyweight back in the Windows Mobile days, but its portable offerings have really hit tough times lately. The Dell Streak was one of the first products we could call a phablet, yet it never really caught on, a fate shared with the Dell Venue and Venue Pro, leading to their cancellation last year. Since then, we've seen a couple tablets from the company, and now we're hearing a little about what's next for Dell; it looks like the name of the game is going to be "even more Windows tablets." ...

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    Cellular-connected tablets are great, but if you're not careful, that data plan can end up costing you way more than you ever paid for the hardware in the first place. T-Mobile is interested in giving users a little more comfortable of a way to access its network, and by partnering with some device manufacturers, it's going to start offering some options for completely free cellular data access. With this new 4G Connect program, when you buy a participating device, you'll get up to 200MB a month free T-Mobile data, for up to two years after purchase. If you want more than that, or want the ...

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    Jeffrey Clarke, Dell vice-chairman and president of PC business, admitted, while talking to analysts at the Dell World conference in Austin, that he has spoken to Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer about the naming of the Windows RT operating system. Because the word "Windows" should describe an operating system compatible with Windows applications, Windows RT doesn't really make sense, according to the Dell executive, since Windows applications can't run on Windows RT. Such naming would lead to "widespread confusion" but apparently, despite being advised of not doing so, Microsoft has named ...

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    One of the pleasant surprises at this year's IFA was the cornucopia of Windows 8-powered tablets and each and every one of the x86 flavors was running on an Intel architecture, regardless of the OEM that built the slate. Now it seems that Intel is preparing a rather large Windows 8 event for September 27 in San Francisco, as invites start to pop up. With so many Windows 8 tablets in Berlin it was safe to assume that every manufacturer who wanted to announce and showcase their products did just that. However, Intel promises that there will be speakers from manufacturers like Acer, Asus, ...

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    The news that Windows 8 won't be coming to existing handsets can't be doing much to make owners of those phones feel like their handsets are still well-supported. Despite those misgivings, we're at least seeing Tango distribution continue to spread, hitting the Lumia 710 and 800. While we expect Nokia to be on top updates for its models, today we get a little news that's somewhat surprising, with the first reports of Tango arriving for Dell's Venue Pro. The DVP has never seemed able to catch a break, getting Mango late, facing problems with its WiFi connectivity, and having a broken ...

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    Both Android and Windows Phone fans can feel a little bit sad today as a Dell spokesman recently told PCWorld about the company's plans to retire the Dell Venue and the Venue Pro from the American market. "Mobility products have shorter lifecycles than laptops and desktops", the spokesperson said, but we knew that and Dell definitely knew that some two years ago when they entered the smartphone game. However, the company will continue to sell its phones outside of the U.S. and will introduce more mobile products in the States later this year, but it is uncertain whether there will be ...

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    Watch this week's Windows Phone view as we wrap-up all that's good and bad inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In today's show we begin by talking about all the rumors that surround the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T. We later cover all the recent commitments that Nokia has made for the current Nokia Windows Phones in the market. We continue with our week's coverage of the Nokia concept redesign for Windows Phone and Project Detroit. We later discuss the recent leaks of Windows Phone Tango's multitasking capabilities and end the good section by talking about ...

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    The Dell Streak was one really interesting device last year when the manufacturer brought the five-incher to the market. It was a time when everyone considered the size outrageous without knowing that Samsung will top the diagonal with its Galaxy Note approximately one year later. If you still have a Dell Streak somewhere around you might want to check this out: what appears to be an official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the phone has been leaked online. If you're interested in bumping the OS version number to a newer one -- and why wouldn't you be? -- follow the source link for the ...

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    A couple months back, Japanese carrier SoftBank announced a new Dell Android it had coming on the horizon, the Dell Streak Pro 101DL. It's not that often that we get to hear about a new smartphone from Dell, so the event of one arriving at all would be noteworthy, but in this case we also had some pretty decent-sounding hardware to look forward to. While it would only have a qHD display instead of the 720p we're starting to see in high-end phones, the dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon should be more than sufficient. We had only heard about plans for the Streak Pro's release in Japan, expected in ...

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    It has not been an easy road being a Dell Venue Pro owner. You can take your pick of issues the phone has faced: WiFi problems, a broken digital compass, or just the weeks and weeks of waiting for Mango. While most every other Windows Phone smartphone was seeing Mango arrive, DVP owners on AT&T (along with the Samsung Focus version 1.4) were starting to look left behind in the dark ages. Late last month, Microsoft updated its notes on Mango distribution, mentioning that these last couple of models had moved onto the "testing" phase. Now, a month later, Mango is finally headed out to those ...

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