Despite what Dell said earlier, the highly-anticipated Dell Streak isn’t going to be released this week. The company has quietly updated its website to push back the introduction of this very high-end Android OS device.
For the last several weeks, Dell’s product page for the Streak has promised that it would be on the market by the end of July, which means the debut would be this week. This web page has now been changed to say that this product will be available “soon”.
That vague wording leaves potential customers wondering when this model will be introduced — next week or even later?
Dell accidentally revealed earlier this week what what it’s going to charge for its first very high-end Android OS device, and there’s a bit of a surprise: customers will be able to buy the Dell Streak with an AT&T contract and a substantial subsidy.
The Streak will sell for $300 with a two-year service contract, or consumers will have the option to buy this device without a contract for $550.
Preview of the Dell Streak
Dell’s tablet phone will be well supplied with high-end features, starting with its 5-inch, WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) capacitive touchscreen.
It is going to run Google’s mobile operating system on a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The device is going to debut with Android OS 1.6, but an upgrade to Android OS 2.2 is coming. On top of Google’s standard user interface will be a UI developed by Dell.
It will come with 16 GB of storage in the form of a removable microSD memory card. Users will have the option of switching this out for a 32 GB card.
The Streak is going to include a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera on its back, and a front-facing one for video conferencing. In addition, it will include a 3.5-mm headphone jack.
The tablet is going to be bundled with a suite of entertainment, communications and productivity software, including a highly-capable web browser, email software, turn-by-turn navigation app, and much more.
Overall, this device is going to be 6 inches x 3.1 inches x 0.4 inches (153 mm x 79 mm x 10 mm).