T-Mobile Could Launch the Motorola Cliq 2 and the Dell Streak 7 on January 19th
T-Mobile doesn’t want to get left behind with all the of the amazing new phones and tablets coming out soon. According to TmoNews, January 19th could be the magic date for the release of the Motorola Cliq and the Dell Streak 7 on the carrier. While the blog has faith in its source, it does note that even T-Mobile isn’t 100% sure of the date and it could move around a little. Keep your fingers crossed and read on for the juicy details and leaked pictures!
Motorola Cliq 2
The Cliq 2 will pack a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. While no front-facing camera for video calling is present, it is expected to come with Android 2.3 ‘Honeycomb’ due to its honeycomb looking keyboard design. Not a very subtle hint huh Motorola? Those who have been looking forward to the Cliq 2 might know it by its codename: Begonia. Get it? Flowers, bees, honeycomb…okay maybe it’s a stretch but manufacturers have to be running out of codenames by now. Expect b/g/n Wi-Fi capabilities, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR to be inside along with compatibility with T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network.
The Dell Streak 7 is pretty much a redone, larger version of the 5” Streak (or Mini 5). The 5” model was pretty much a flop but at 7”, the Streak 7 might find a home with some as an actual tablet instead of just a huge smartphone. No, it does not run Windows Phone 7. Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ is expected to come on it but Android Gingerbread shouldn’t be far behind as an update. The device features front and rear facing cameras as well as an LED flash. Overall, it’s looking like a pretty solid tablet and like the Cliq 2, should be 4G compatible.
No pricing has been announced for either model. Hopefully T-Mobile will give us more information at CES 2011 in less than two weeks. Both of the devices look solid but as always, I recommend hearing some reviews first and testing one out at a store before you plop down the cash even if you do decide to buy online.
Think the Dell Streak 7 will succeed where its little brother failed? With the myTouch 4G on T-Mobile already, do you see anyone wanting a phone without video calling abilities? Let me know what you think in the comments.
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