Dell continued to leak more details about its Streak tablet, and reports are circulating that the device will be sold for $300 with a two-year contract from AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T). What remains elusive, however, is when the Android-powered device will go on sale.
Dell is taking preorders for the 5-inch device, but has not said when it will be available in retail stores. Dell spokesman Matthew Parretta told Computerworld that the computer maker had mistakenly posted a message on its website that said customers could return to the site Wednesday to buy the device.
"It was a mistake, and we took that information down this morning," he said. "I can say definitely that the Dell Streak won't go on sale in July." Dell did not confirm the $300 price tag, but the company did say that the device is a GSM device and ruled out T-Mobile USA as a possible partner. The device is being sold unlocked for $500.
The Streak runs on Android 1.6, but Dell said it will be upgraded to Android 2.2 later this year. The device has a 1 GHz Qualcomm (NSYE:QCOM) Snapdragon processor, support for 3G and WiFi, and 2 GB of internal memory. AT&T is also supposed to release a Dell smartphone, the Aero, but has not provided pricing or release date details.
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