The folks over at Streak Smart have discovered that the Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet will likely launch for $330 on contract. Though no official pricing has been announced by T-Mobile, hidden in the fine print on their “Coming Soon” page for the Streak 7 is the following statement:
*On approved credit. $82.50 down payment, plus 3 monthly payments of $82.50, required.
The asterisk doesn’t seem to refer to anything on the page (as the price is obviously missing), but this language is frequently used in T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment plan, which allows customers to purchase devices in four monthly payments rather than forking over the full cost of the device up front. Assuming the prices on the Streak 7 preorder page are accurate, that would put the subsidized price of the device at $330, slightly cheaper than the current $350 price point for the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The Dell Streak will be the first tablet launched in the U.S. that will feature NVIDIA’s dual core- 1GHz Tegra 2 processor. Additionally, it will be fully HSPA+ compatible (up to 21 Mbps), making the Dell Streak 7 a strong contender in the upcoming tablet wars. The one drawback is that it will launch running Froyo, when other upcoming tablets such as the LG G-Slate and Motorola Xoom will be launching with Honeycomb (3.0).
Again, no official pricing or launch date have been released, but all the pieces are coming together for a February 2nd launch at $330 on contract. Anyone else thinking about picking up the Streak 7 when it launches in a few weeks, or are you holding out for the G-Slate or Xoom?