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Dell Streak launches in Japan with Android 2.2 and Stage UI

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Just in case you need more proof that the Dell Stage UI shown in yesterday's video and in previous leaks is the real deal and will be included in the official Froyo update for the Streak, the device has been formally announced in Japan as the SoftBank 001DL. The headlining feature? Android 2.2 with Dell Stage, of course.

SoftBank will begin taking pre-orders on November 12th, with the first shipment expected in early December. Check out the official SoftBank commercial, as well as some choice stills, below.

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You already know what I think of Stage but since you don't have to use it if you don't want to, then Japan's announcement bodes well for the rest of the world.

I'm sticking with DJ_Steve's Froyo build (version 1.2 includes Stage and lots of other stuff from Dell's build) indefinitely at this point, but the official unveiling of Stage and 2.2 for the Streak is definitely good news. It's still a waiting game, especially if the update is rolled out to different countries at different times, but at least it's closer than ever to being over.

Oh, and speaking of Stage, did you see that I have it running on my HTC EVO? It works better on the smaller screen, especially one designed primarily for use in portrait mode.

[Akihabara News | SoftBank] Thanks, X-Man & Brodie!

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