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.