updated 03:55 pm EST, Mon January 17, 2011
Dell Streak 7 may reach T-Mobile stores February 2
T-Mobile may have planned a quick turnaround for the Dell Streak 7 as an uncovered memo has given it an imminent launch. The launch and promo material should go up on February 2, less than a month after the Android slate was made public. Its price still hasn't been revealed in the TMoNews scoop, but it's likely to remain competitive with the Galaxy Tab and other same-size tablets.
The Streak 7 is the first tablet in the US with HSPA+ 3G onboard and has both front and back cameras for video chat. It runs a newer 1GHz Snapdragon chip but still has Android 2.2 and the most recent version of Dell's Stage custom interface.
Along with the Dell handheld, the scoop pointed to the Galaxy Tab already reaching end-of-life status by the end of January. The cancellation could theoretically be in preparation for the 10-inch sequel, but without any Samsung Android tablets unveiled at CES, the current model would leave stock without a direct replacement anytime in the near future. T-Mobile's edition of the tablet only just went on sale in November and will have only been in stores for two months.
The only other near-term tablet, the LG G-Slate, isn't due to ship until early spring.