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Dell Streak 7 Tablet To Cost $450

The Streak 7, the 7-inch Android-based tablet from Dell, may end up costing almost the same as its little brother the Streak 5.

Engadget reports (opens in new tab) that the device, which will be available exclusively in the US on 4G via T-Mobile, will carry a subsidised price of $200 on a two year contract and $450 without. That's less than £300, although we're likely to see a £399 price tag slapped on it in the UK.

The tablet is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, which replaces the single core Qualcomm Snapdragon used previously.

The Streak 7 - which was presented at CES 2011 - will be a data-only device unlike the Streak 5 and will run on Android Froyo when it launches, although we cannot discount a Gingerbread update being rolled out in a near future.

Dell has also included its own Stage user interface and has kept almost the same hardware as the Streak 5. There's 512MB RAM, a microSD card reader, Wi-Fi, a front facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear one.

O2 has offered the Dell Streak 5 exclusively in the UK since launch; it will be interesting to see whether Dell sticks to the same strategy or decides to go solo.

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.