Dell Streak launches on O2 tomorrow, tariffs detailed

Darren Allan

June 3, 2010

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.






 

Comments in chronological order (6 comments)

  1. dale says:

    I really cant see the point, its like a Dom Joly phone and too small to be a usable tablet

    To expensive to be a decent video player or gps

    Its also the same price as the iPad. I could be wrong, but i cant see it selling 2 million units in 2 months…

  2. andy says:

    Surely with it being a smart phone it should be compared to the ipod-phone not the ipod-pad.

    Also 2Gb storage is a bit on the small side, I’d bet its expandable, which the ipod phone isnt, thus making it better.

  3. jag says:

    I would only see it selling if their price is half than that. No brainer would be buy this over ipad. Ipad getting its OS4 where as dell’s streak would be left with old 1.5 android. The minute you hold ipad you are willing to pay the price which I doubt with streak.

  4. David says:

    @ Andy. Yeah it must be expandable but until they update it to froyo you will only be able to use the unbuilt memory for apps seriously limiting the device.

    As for the phone vs tablet thing, I hope they ship it with a Bluetooth headset. You would look silly with that thing against your ear.

    I’m hoping it does well. The iPad needs some competition

  5. Mr Cat says:

    “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.”

    And how many movies will it hold in 2Gb I wonder? Sure you can pay more to expand it but at what cost and to what kind of capacity to hold a decent media collection.

    Lets face it the Streak may be useful but it is not going to be the movie player of choice.

  6. Darren Allan says:

    The Streak is expandable by up to 32GB via MicroSD.

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