Dell Streak available in the US from late July

Dell's Streak tablet computer could be available in the US as soon as the end of this month, if a product page on the Dell website is to be believed.

The Streak, currently available in parts of Europe but not in the US, runs Google's Android operating system, has two 5 mega-pixel cameras (one on the front and one on the rear of the device), a 5-inch screen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth support and a Gorilla glass screen.

First spotted by Engadget, the updated product information page on the Dell website now lists the Streak's purchase date as "late July", with potential US customers now able to sign up to be one of the first to order the device in an exclusive 24-hour purchasing period.

Those who sign up to the pre-order program will -- aside from being among the first US residents to own a Dell Streak -- be given a free upgrade to 2nd Business Day shipping, as well as an exclusive coupon code to receive a 99¢ Plantronics Bluetooth Headset.

Dell has created a special application store for the Streak, which can also run most of the nearly 100,000 applications available on the standard Android Marketplace. Support for Adobe Flash 10.1 -- something Apple's competitor, the iPad, doesn't support -- is coming in the near future.

US pricing has not yet been disclosed, although in the UK the device is available for 25 pounds a month with a contract with O2 or contract-free for 429 pounds.

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It's interesting, a lot of companies are using names for their tablets as opposed to Dell and HP's number and model system of the latter 00's. Maybe they realize naming a product with a real title gives it more pep.

ccoltmanm said,
It's interesting, a lot of companies are using names for their tablets as opposed to Dell and HP's number and model system of the latter 00's. Maybe they realize naming a product with a real title gives it more pep.

Not when it's a terrible name, lmao. I don't wanna think of running around naked or smudging my fingers on a shiny surface when I think of a tablet.

Dell Streak... That's possibly the worst name right behind the iPad. Makes me think of running around naked or, in terms of a tablet, smudging my fingers on a screen.

joemagoe said,
Dell Streak... That's possibly the worst name right behind the iPad. Makes me think of running around naked or, in terms of a tablet, smudging my fingers on a screen.

You already said that above.

This thing doesn't sound that impressive anyway.

My brother got one of these a couple of weeks before I got my Desire. It's alright, way too big for my liking though, holding it up to talk on feels pretty strange.

My mum also referred to it as a Dell Skin at one point (and my phone as a HTC Design) haha

I thought that this was a cell phone, not a tablet... Or rather, something in-between. Should name it the Dell Steak. Looks like a 16ozer!

I want to see one of these running Dell makes some nice monitors so this could be great, especially with the large number of apps available to android.

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