updated 09:20 am EST, Mon January 31, 2011
Dell Streak 7 finally priced, dated for T-Mobile
T-Mobile today confirmed the launch details for the Dell Streak 7. The carrier's first HSPA+ tablet should be in stores this week, on February 2, for $200 on a two-year contract and with a $50 rebate. T-Mobile confirmed to Electronista that off-contract buyers can pick up the device for $450 and use it with a prepaid data plan.
Dell's slate is its first unambiguous tablet design and a significant upgrade in speed with a dual-core Tegra 2 that can handle Adobe Flash. It ships with just Android 2.2 to start, but it will use Dell's more recent Stage interface to partly adapt the OS for the larger screen. Front and back cameras give it video chat through Qik and other apps. The faster 3G gives it enough speed to stream T-Mobile's own Internet TV service.
The tablet was somewhat underwhelming to us as a mostly standard Android 2.2 tablet at a time when Motorola and most others are moving to 3.0, but at $200 it would be the cheapest Android tablet from a mainstream company so far.