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Another Whopper! Dell Streak Now Available For £319

Remember the Dell Streak, that wonderful 5-inch Android-based smartphone that was launched at the beginning of the year. Well, as part of its early spring sale, Tesco is slashing the price of the device to £319.20 down from £399.

That makes the Dell Streak (opens in new tab) one of the cheapest super smartphones currently on the market. The HTC Desire, which has a smaller 3.7-inch display, costs at least £20 more and doesn't offer extras like an optional HDMI docking station and 16GB onboard storage.

The Streak is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 processor clocked at 1GHz and Google Android 2.1 (no Froyo unfortunately). Its large display is protected by the crystal clear, damage resistant Gorilla glass screen while the webcam opens the door for video conferencing capabilities.

Given that the same unlocked device costs £399 at Dell (and you don't get the 620 Clubcard points), this Tesco deal is a brilliant one.

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.