Dell Streak Android Phone Gets Priced at $299 with Contract

Ryan Whitwam

Dell has announced that the US version of their Streak Android phone will be available for purchase today by those that pre-ordered. The phone supports AT&T's 3G bands and will cost customers $299 with a two year contract , and $549 without. The exact ship date was not given. After posting this information, Dell removed the blog post, but we expect the facts to remain the same.

The Dell Streak is a 5-inch Android phone that Dell is fond of referring to as a tablet. At launch, the Streak will have Android 1.6, which sort of astounds us. Android 1.6 came out nearly a year ago. Dell claims that a 2.2 Froyo update will come later this year.  The phone runs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, and the 5-inch touchscreen is 480x800 resolution.

The question is, will people in the US respond to a phone this big? The price is a little high, the OS is out of date, and the skin Dell is using looks fairly unattractive. Have any of you pre-ordered it? Does this pricing information scare you off?

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