Well it wasn’t “late July” after all. Dell have officially announced that preorders for the Streak for AT&T will start this Thursday. Dell’s Android-powered smartphone or tablet (depending on how you want to look at it) will be available on Friday.
Pricing is as we previously reported: $299 with an AT&T contract, or $549 without.
Dell and AT&T are clearly pricing this as a tablet, however given that its screen size is only 1″ bigger diagonally than the countless Samsung Galaxy S versions, which all cost $199 on their respective carriers, that may be a questionable decision to say the least. Sure, if you compare it to the iPad’s price, the Dell is doing rather well. But is one inch of screen really worth $100? That’s the big question here, and even more so given that the Streak’s and the Samsungs’ resolution is the same, despite the size difference.
Time will tell for sure.
Here’s a quick recap of the Streak’s specs and features:
- Android 1.6
- 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA (800×480) screen
- 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 5 MP camera with dual-led flash, VGA front facing camera
- Wi-Fi, HSDPA 7.2 Mb/s and Bluetooth
- 2 GB internal storage, microSD card slot
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