The ageing Dell Streak could be getting a new lease of life very soon, as rumours surface that the smartphone/tablet hybrid is in line for a refresh and most probably a very welcome OS bump.
According to reports, Dell has currently withdrawn its much-maligned five-inch display-toting device from sale – leading many to speculate, not unreasonably, that it was being put out to pasture.
Not so, apparently. After approaching Dell through its official PR channels to find out what was going down, Engadget was initially given a very corporate, typically terse 'no comment'.
Not easily put off, however, the site called Dell’s loose-lipped customer service reps, who disclosed that the Streak has been pulled temporarily for a revamp and will be back on sale in August.
Alas, details of just how Dell plans to trick out the Streak weren’t forthcoming. But we’d guess that an operating system update to either the tablet optimised Honeycomb version of Android or the Gingerbread edition for smartphones would be the least you can expect.
Assuming that’s so, you could probably surmise that customers who’ve already shelled out for the Streak will be getting an update soon too. Either way, keep ‘em peeled and we’ll let you know as soon as we do.