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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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.