Dell Sells Streak Tablet Smartphone SIM Free From £449

Dell has start selling the the Streak for as little as £449 unlocked according to the manufacturer's updated website with customers limited to only two units each; the device will come with a one year collect and return hardware support and carries a 16GB microSD card.

The US manufacturer will be selling the Streak for £50 more than the PAYG version currently on sale at O2; the mobile operator had a 21-day exclusive on the phone before Dell decided to launch it SIM Free (our full coverage of the Streak is here).

O2 also sells it for as little as £25 per month on a two year contract when purchased as a data device only (that's when it competes with the iPad), otherwise, as a more traditional voice & data handset, it will cost customers £35 per month.

The Streak is a unique beast on the market as it comes with a 5-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, one which uses the Corning Gorilla glass technology, the same as the iPhone 4, one which promises to be extremely sturdy and resistant.

Other interesting features include a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and VGA front facing camera and an optional docking station with a HDMI connector.

Unfortunately, Dell has opted for the now obsolete Android OS v1.6 platform rather than the more recent Froyo.