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Dell Slashes Price Of Streak 5 To £199!

Dell has quietly launched its own group buying service called Swarm in the UK and its first deal, which ended yesterday, saw 50 Streak 5 Android Tablets being sold for a mere £199.

That's nearly half the suggested retail price of the tablet that was launched last year, which was, at the time, the smartphone with the biggest screen on the market - until the Galaxy Tab hit the UK in September. The deal which can be found here (opens in new tab), is one of many that Dell has initiated.

The tablet, which is based on Android 2.2, comes with a 5-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass, a rear five-megapixel camera and a front facing 1.3-megapixel one.

It can be used as a phone and comes with full access to Android Market and has built-in GPS. It is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon single core processor, comes with 16GB onboard storage and 512MB RAM.

The Dell Streak has since been superseded by the likes of the HTC Sensation and the Samsung Galaxy S2, which may have a smaller display size but compensate for this by offering a much higher screen resolution.

Like KGBdeals and the like, Swarm is available only to UK residents and provides winners with an electronic voucher code. Dell also allows users to suggest which product they'd like to be included in Swarm deals.

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.