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Smartphones, TV-Phone, Netbook Debut

NEW YORK — Recent cellular introductions
include Dell’s Androidbased
Streak, a new FLO TV-equipped
phone from AT&T, an LG-made global-
roaming Windows smartphone from
Verizon Wireless, and Verizon’s second
Windows 7 netbook.

Dell’s Streak, due this summer in the
U.S., is called a tablet by the PC maker
because of its large 5-inch screen, but
it can be used like any Android-based
smartphones to make cellular voice

The device, formerly called the
Mini5, operates on 3G W-CDMA
7.2Mbps HSDPA cellular networks,
but the company hasn’t said whether
the device incorporates the frequency
bands for the AT&T or T-Mobile
networks in the U.S. U.S. pricing
and distribution details also were

The Streak features 5-inch multitouch
capacitive touchscreen compared
with the maximum 4- and 4.3-inch
touchscreens appearing on other smartphones,
including Sprint’s planned 4G
HTC Evo with 4.3-inch screen.

The device, said Dell communications
group president Ron Garriques,
“hits the sweet spot between traditional
smartphones and larger-screen tablets.”
With Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon
processor, a company statement added,
Streak combines the “basic functionality,
performance, and benefits of a laptop
in a pocket-friendly size.”

For its part, AT&T launched its
latest phone to support Qualcomm’s
FLO TV service. It’s the LG Vu Plus,
a touchscreen phone with slide-fromthe-
side QWERTYY keyboard.

The 3G 7.2 Mbps HSPA phone
replaces the LG Vu, which lacked
QWERTY keyboard but featured
FLO TV. The Vu Plus will join the
carrier’s other TV phone, the touchscreen-
only Samsung Mythic.

The LG Vu Plus features 7.2Mbps
HSPA wireless technology. It was to
become available June 6 at AT&T retail
stores nationwide and online at

for $149 with
two-year service and after $50 mail-in

Verizon Wireless added to its selection
of 3G smartphones capable of operating
around the world in 3G mode.
The carrier’s LG-made touchscreenequipped
Fathom, a Windows Mobile
6.5.3 smartphone with slide-from-theside
QWERTY keyboard, operates in
3G mode in North American CDMA
1x EV-DO (Rev. A) 800/1900MHz
networks and in 3G mode in overseas
2.1GHz W-CDMA HSDPA networks.

The device, which features 1GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, became
available through the carrier’s
business channels May 27 and in Verizon
Wireless Communications Stores
and the carrier’s Web site on June 3 at
$149. The price is after a $100 mail-in

The Fathom’s launch followed Verizon’s
launch of another LG smartphone,
the Ally, which is LG’s first
U.S.-market Android phone. It became
available May 20 at $99.99.

In 3G-equipped netbooks, Verizon
launched the HP Mini 210-1076NR at
$149.99 after $100 mail-in rebate and
two-year data-plan contract. The price
with a prepaid data plan is $499.99.

The 210 replaces the HP Mini 110,
leaving the carrier’s netbook selection
at three, a spokesperson told TWICE.

The new model is the carrier’s second
Windows 7 netbook, this one using
the Windows 7 starter OS. The
other Windows 7 netbook, the stepup
HP Mini 311, features Windows
7 Home Premium and is the carrier’s
top-end netbook.

Verizon’s netbooks operate
at 3G speeds a round the
world in 850/1900MHz CDMA
1x EV-DO Rev. A mode and in
850/1900/2100MHz 3G HSPA