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Dell Streak Available From Orange And Vodafone From £30 Per Month

Both Orange and Vodafone are now selling the Dell Streak, the smartphone & tablet hybrid, with both network operators undercutting the monthly contract price of O2 which had the exclusivity on the phone.

With price plans starting from £30 per month (via Buymobilesphone) on a two year contract, the Dell Streak is an attractive alternative to the bigger (and much more expensive) Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Orange's £30 tariffs include either 300 minutes, 750MB internet and 50 photo messages or 500 minutes and 500MB data allowance with unlimited texts in the offing; as a sweetener, there's also a £25 automatic cashback for customers.

As for Vodafone, it offers Vodafone passport, 300 minutes, £20 cashback, unlimited texts and 500MB data for the same monthly outlay. O2's offer with internet plan comes in at £35 and includes 600 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB and £50 cashback.

The Streak, which was announced at the beginning of the year, comes with a 5-inch 800x480 pixels capacitive touchscreen with the scratch resistant "Gorilla Glass". It is powered by a 1GHz processor and comes with Android 1.6, with Froyo updates coming fairly soon.

It also has a 5-megapixel rear camera with a front-facing camera as well, 16GB onboard storage and 512MB memory; the Streak also comes with 3G, Wi-Fi and a microSD card.

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 ITProPortal.com 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.