The Dell Streak will be on sale exclusively at O2 tomorrow, and if you want to pick up the mini-tablet (or large smartphone – depending on how you look at it) on a contract, these are the prices you’ll be looking at.
The device itself will be free on a two year, £35 per month contract. This will give you unlimited data, texts, and ten hours of voice calls.
If you don’t want to use it as a phone, but just as a tablet, you can pick it up for the cheaper price of £25 per month on a two year contract (basically without any voice minutes or texts, just the mobile broadband package).
That price looks quite reasonable when you compare it to the damage if you want to buy the Streak without a contract – Dell’s little baby will set you back £429 in that case. The same price as the most basic iPad.
Whether the Streak will catch on, given the iPad’s recent blazing launch, is certainly debatable, particularly at that sort of price level.
The theory is that the device’s 5 inch display will make viewing movies a much more pleasing experience than on a normal sized smartphone, yet it will be far more portable than a full-size tablet such as Apple’s iPad.
Whether the buying public will perceive it in this manner is the golden question – or whether they’ll see it as a slightly different kind of streak (we still don’t think the name does it any favours).
The Dell Streak’s other specs include a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera, 2GB of storage, bluetooth, wi-fi and 3G.