Dell Streak temporarily discontinued, will return in August?

Dell Streak temporarily discontinued, will return in August?

Summary: The Dell Streak pulls a disappearing act from Dell's website and retail stores, apparently for a critical update but Dell PR won't elaborate.

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According to Engadget, the 5" Dell Streak is pulling a disappearing act from Dell's online and retail stores but will be back on shelves by August. A customer service rep told Engadget that the phone hasn't been discontinued, but just requires an update that is not Android-related. Dell's PR team has not provided any more details on the Streak's absence because "Dell does not comment on rumors, speculation, or unannounced products."

When I tried to order the same phone from Dell's website, I received the following message:

Sorry, but this item is no longer available for purchase online. Please contact your sales representative for details on how to order.

Whatever this "update" is, it's certainly critical enough for Dell to stop selling the device and be so tight-lipped about the issue. For those of you who have a Streak, do you have any insights on what Dell could possibly be fixing? Please share with us in the comments below.

[Source: Engadget]

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  • RE: Dell Streak temporarily discontinued, will return in August?

    Why? Honestly, did anyone actually buy these things? If anyone is interested my local Tesco has a stack of them they are trying to shift.
    Jeremy-UK
    • RE: Dell Streak temporarily discontinued, will return in August?

      @Jeremy-UK
      +1
      Ram U
    • RE: Dell Streak temporarily discontinued, will return in August?

      @Jeremy-UK The Britney Spears of tablets - not quite a smart phone but not yet a tablet....

      too old?
      awkward hug
    • RE: Dell Streak temporarily discontinued, will return in August?

      @Jeremy-UK Hi could you tell me which Tesco branch you are referring to I am in the Coventry area btw
      thanks, Tony
      junksums
  • Honeycomb coming to Streak

    I spoke yesterday to Dell tech re Dell Streak 7 and issues I was having. He advised that Dell will be releasing Honeycomb in the next few weeks for the Streak.
    njlawyer@...
  • RE: Dell Streak temporarily discontinued, will return in August?

    The gyro doesn't work all that well, the touch screen doesn't work all the time.

    Work arounds:
    - keep it in landscape to avoid gyro problems.
    - Don't put the phone in your pocket to avoid touch screen from not responding correctly.
    idrivediesel2006