Dell Streak will cost $299 on AT&T, Dell Aero will cost $99 and launch on August 9th
Just a couple of hours ago we brought you more details on Dell’s Streak smartphone/tablet, and revealed that it will only officially run on AT&T.
Two facts were missing there, though: the pricing and release date. And while the latter is still officially “late July”, the pricing has been made public.
The Dell Streak will set you back $299 on contract, and $549 without a contract.
A bit steep, as it is a full $100 more expensive than the iPhone 4 or the Samsung Captivate. And sure, Dell like to tout it as a tablet first, possibly in order to justify this price, but how many people will buy one? That clearly remains to be seen, however I think many of those who registered for pre-sale and were looking forward to AT&T’s subsidies may be changing their minds now.
I for one don’t know if the 1″ difference in screen real estate between it and the Captivate is worth the price difference. And let’s not forget, the Captivate is running Android 2.1, while the Streak is still stuck on 1.6 until Dell decides to unleash Froyo upon it.
Quite a tough sell, this.
In other news, the Dell Aero has also been priced. And it even got a release date.
It will cost $99 on contract and $299 without a service agreement. It will be available on August 9th.
A lot more reasonable pricing here, and this might be a good seller in the midrange smartphone category.
The Aero features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display with 360×640 resolution, a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, WiFi, HSDPA, GPS, Bluetooth and microSD card slot.