There have been a plethora of iPad competitors getting announced in the form of Android powered tablets but we have yet to see any of them hit the streets and be made available for consumer purchase. However, one of the most highly sought after Android tablets is undoubtedly the Dell Streak. This device, other than Dell’s forthcoming Windows Phone 7 offerings, has been generally viewed as Dell’s reentry into the mobile marketplace after going on a leave of absence since their PDA days.
If you’re not familiar with this device, it features some pretty highly sought after features that any tech enthusiast would be sure to enjoy. The Dell Streak features a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480, a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of ROM and 512MB of RAM, a 1530mAh battery, a 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a VGA front facing camera, a microSD slot with support for up to 32GB of storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and of course Android. Unfortunately, it is said to be shipping with Android 1.6 but Dell assures us that it will make the jump to 2.2 sometime before the end of the year.
While review units have been sent out, buzz has been overflowing and Android hopefuls have been anxiously awaiting the Dell Streak, Dell has yet to come forth and give us a solid release date or price point. Luckily, the company has come forth today to announce that the device will retail for $299 with a 2 year contract and $549 with no contract, completely unlocked.