Jan 20 AT 9:32 AM Anthony Domanico 7 Comments

Dell Streak 7 pricing unintentionally leaked?

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?

Via: Androinica

Source: Streak Smart

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  • http://Website Joe

    I’m not buying any tablet.

    There’s no need for a tablet, as you can do everything you can do on a tablet on your phone.

    I would much rather buy a laptop and an Android phone, using the laptop to type papers and to do stuff quickly, and then use the phone for games and web.

    You can’t quickly type papers and create power points on a tablet, so why buy one instead of a laptop?

    • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

      Tablets are just SOOOOOOOOOO cool.

      In all seriousness though, I’ve had that same debate with myself… should I get a tablet? Should I put that money toward a killer laptop? I don’t know exactly where I fall (except that I’ll need a tablet for when tablet-only apps start hitting the market).

      All we know is that SOMEONE sees a market for tablets out there, hence why hundreds of manufacturers are making them.

    • http://Website .Clark Wimberly.

      Im getting the iPad 2. Its a top class device.

    • http://Website Peter

      I need to replace my aging laptop and thinking about a tablet to do it. All I do with the laptop is browse the internet and type papers for school. If I can use google docs and a blue tooth keyboard on a tablet, I think it may be a more economical way to go. Waiting for them to come out to really decide.

  • http://Website brook

    Tablets are neat pieces of technology, but I don’t have a real use for one.

    I’ve had a toshiba tablet PC for 5 years now (yes, it’s old) but it does everything that these current tablets can do and more! I can draw on it and have a full fledged OS. That means install real graphics programs, do real programming development on it and so much more.

    For me, this is where the current tablets lack (for now), real world (business) applications. They seem like a novelty item, a fun toy perhaps. But I don’t want to spend $300+ on something that has similar capabilities to my mt3g. Yes it’s faster and can watch more movies, play more games, etc. But really, there is not too much more it can do that my phone can’t.

  • http://Website JayMonster

    Technically, the first tablet launched with the Tegra 2 processor was the Viewsonic G-Tablet.

  • http://www.bestandroiddeals.com Paul Paulson

    The Motorola CLIQ 2 had the same price up before it went live yesterday and that only costs $99.99 on contract so I don’t think that the Streak 7 will be $330 on contract. T-Mobile also had a false price out there for the G2 so it just might be something to do to get the web page ready. I think it’s going to be between $399 and $499 actually.