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Dell Streak Gets A Date And A Price

by Sean P. Aune | August 11, 2010August 11, 2010 8:00 am PDT

The long awaited Dell Streak has finally gotten some details about when you can get it, and just how much it is going to put a hurt on your wallet.

AT&T will be dropping this Android-powered five-inch Dell Streak this coming Friday, Aug. 13th (always a good idea to launch a new product line on a Friday the 13th), or on Aug. 12th if you pre-registered for one of the units.  It’ll be $299 with a new two-year contract, or $549 without.

Dell StreakBeyond the enormous size of the screen, the real drawback to this device is it is shipping with Android 1.6, and won’t receive 2.2 until sometime towards the end of the year.  Ron Garriques, president, Dell Communication Solutions , said of the device, “The Dell Streak has found a way to fit your whole world in a 5-inch screen. Its unique size will help people discover new ways to enjoy the web, connect with friends, and navigate their lives.”  We’re still not sold on holding a device of this size to your head to make phone calls, but perhaps some people will be.

DELL STREAK FEATURES

  • Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views
  • A full screen browsing experience with a 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA display
  • Easily integrated social media apps: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
  • High resolution 5 MP camera, VGA front facing camera, removable battery, built-in Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity options
  • 2GB* of internal storage provides plenty of space to access and download Google Android Market’s many options
  • Packaged with cushions made from 100 percent sustainable, compostable bamboo

DELL STREAK SPECIFICATIONS

  • Android platform complete with Android Market and Dell user interface enhancements
  • Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon solution with integrated 1GHz processor
  • 3G + Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps*
  • 5 MP Autofocus camera with dual LED flash. Easily point, shoot, and upload to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and more
  • User accessible Micro SD expandable memory available up to 32GB*. Store up to 42 movies* or 32,000 photos*, or 16,000 songs* with a 32GB* Micro SD upgrade

What say you?  Are you excited for the Streak?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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