Jul 27 AT 8:59 AM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

Dell confirms Streak on sale tomorrow, Android 2.2 this year

A new entry on the Direct2Dell blog indicates the Dell Streak will go on sale this week and the pre-sale page has just been updated to say, “Please visit www.dell.com/streak tomorrow to purchase your Dell Streak.”

Even though the device is not on sale in the U.S., Dell is already claiming the Streak is “the most successful pre-sale we’ve ever offered”. No price point has been released, but we expect the Streak will go for at least $500.

Dell also confirmed that the particular model going on sale this week will not be compatible with T-Mobile 3G, but the product specs indicate it will work with AT&T 3G. It remains unclear if the device will only be sold unlocked or if a subsidized version might be available through AT&T.

As many of us expected the Streak will still ship with Android 1.6, but an upgrade to Android 2.2 is planned for later this year. Dell uploaded a video that shows the Streak running Android 2.1, but it is uncertain if it will receive that upgrade too or just jump right to 2.2.

If you are looking for an Android phone with the biggest screen, then the Streak’s 5-inch display should be appealing. Dell says the device will fit in the front pocket of your shirt, but we still think it pushes the limits of what’s acceptable for a smartphone. Those looking for a true tablet might want to wait till later this year when Dell plans to release 7 and 10 inch versions of the Streak.

The few points Dell wanted to clarify include:

  • At this point, we do not have plans for supporting T-Mobile’s 3G network; Dell Streak will not be certified for T-Mobile operation overall.
  • Like I mentioned in our previous Dell Streak post, the Android 2.2 over the air update (Froyo) will come later this year. We will ship Dell Streak with Android 1.6.
  • Carbon Black is the color that will be available at the US launch. New Cherry Red will be the next color that we’ll offer. I don’t have an ETA for New Cherry Red at this time, but it will be coming soon.

Via: Android Central

Source: Dell

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  • JimmyK

    This is the phone I was holding out for. Unfortunately I am on Tmobile. . . .

    The Vibrant is great, but the Dell hardware would meet my daily use needs and the screen size was the clincher for me (I guess I am one of the few who liked it).

    Oh well. . .

    • http://Website Mocha K

      I too am on T-Mobile, and i dont think I would be switching carriers for a phone even though I have been waiting for this to come out. I guess I will just have to wait and see what Project Emerald is all about.

      • JimmyK

        I agree. I like T-mobile as a carrier and they are beefing up there phone selection. I have a year left before my upgrade and had *almost* convinced myself to pay full price for this one. This may be a blessing in disguise.

        Next years phones will be a world above what we currently have, but I do hope there is one with this screen size available.

  • http://Website Benny B

    I just had a chat with customer support of Dell Belgium, and the guy had no idea what a “Dell Streak” was, so I guess there’s no release plan for Europe yet?

    • http://Website James

      You must be joking! Orange UK has been selling this since May or June!

  • http://df.net wuyanks

    nowhere in the source blog post did i see anything about a release tomorrow. and the presale page doesn’t say ““Please visit http://www.dell.com/streak tomorrow to purchase your Dell Streak.” unless i missed it, let me know. thanks

  • http://Website Ricky Jr.

    dell streak release date is unknown. http://twitter.com/MattatDell

  • http://Website mazzmoney

    a wifi only version would be nice. if not then i wont be getting it.

  • http://Website Robin

    Just got my dell streak. Had an iphone 3g for 18 months. In 2 days the streak is way above the iphone. Only problem i have is getting it off the miss’s and kids which never happend with the iphone.. Its an all round entertainment, pda and phone system that fits in your pocket. Needs android 2.2 but can wait..

    Best for screen size. internet and speed.,

    Bad for phone size.. you do look a dork when talking on it..

  • taras

    Screen resolution is lower than the Droid/Milestone. Android 1.6 .. not sure what all the fuss is about.

  • http://Website Deepa

    Can we use SKYPE in DWELL STREAK ——Pls confirm