Dell Streak 7

It may not be running Honeycomb, but the Dell Streak 7 is available for purchase right now. Get it from T-Mobile for $200 (after a $50 mail in rebate) on two-year contract or contract-free straight from Dell for $450. All that cash will net you Android 2.2 Froyo running on a Tegra 2 behind a 7-inch 800x480 screen. Choose wisely. [Dell, T-Mobile]

 
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eric6052 says:

I can't say im not impressed with the specs for the price but I will not sign a contract for a tablet. I would be curious to see on in person because the screen seems kind of low resolution for that size.

Is it just me or does it seem Dell launches have been behind the curve?? The badass company that almost could!

Engadget gave it a 4/10 for a good reason.... think ill wait for the xooooooom or the GSlate. You know, tablets with a tablet OS.

curney says:

I got my tab a month ago for $250 from tmo. I love it. May not be for everyone but it seems way better than this.

Dark_Blu says:

Too bad it's not a phone. I could get with having a phone with a 5 or 7 inch screen. But the resolution is low for a 7 inch screen and no, I'm not signing a contract for a tablet. WiFi only please? Thanks.

objdadon says:

I thought netflix came related on this, they are playing a cruel joke!

JNM says:

I am interested. I keep saying that they need to work on their reputation and provide more timely software updates but this definitely looks like a nice tablet.

I dunno, I think sometimes we get too bent out of shape over "behind the curve stuff." Yes, Streak 5 launching with Donut was *bad* -- but the delta between Froyo and Gingerbread isn't that big a deal on a tablet. And Tegra2 tablet for $200 turns out to be a pretty good deal...I laid one up next to a Galaxy Tab and honestly the difference between screen resolutions wasn't very obvious. So I decided to let Quadrant decide -- I got 1975 with the stock OS and no tweaks, which was good enough for me. I figure even before it gets Gingerbread or Honeycomb, someone will still come up with an EXT4 hack that will up the Quadrant score by another 30% without any overclocking. (FWIW, I get 6Mbps downstream pretty consistently -- not quite up to LTE speeds but much better than my "4G" Evo.)