The Android 2.2 Dell Streak 7 (Wi-Fi only) that is tagged with a “Coming Soon” on Dell’s own website, is now seemingly in stock at Amazon US and will ship for $380. The tablet started selling in UK last week.
Amazon hasn’t made any loud announcements; instead elected to quietly start shipping the 7inch Dell Streak sans radio to US customers. For your $380, you get a 7 inch touchscreen (protected by Gorilla glass) with 800x480p resolution, 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, Android 2.2 with Dell’s Stage software overlay, 16GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microSD memory card (up to 32 GB in size), rear-facing 5 megapixel camera for high-definition stills and video recording, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, Swype virtual keyboard technology, full support for Adobe Flash Player, up to 4 hours of continuous video playback time, and up to 3 days of standby time.
With an array of Honeycomb tablets launching at comparable rates, with better specs, it’ll be interesting to see how well the sales do. Compared to the original Galaxy Tab, it has a slightly poorer display as the Tab features 1024x600p display and is also available for $349.99. In a comparison between the two, Samsung’s tablet will probably be the winner if the display is important to you. However, for $30 extra, Dell Streak 7 does carry better hardware as it sports a dual-core NVIDIA processor and a better front-facing camera. There’s also Dell’s Stage UI, but it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
Dell also offers a model with an HSPA+ modem that is available from T-Mobile for $200 with a 2 year contract or $450 without.
Oh and another thing … there’s a Honeycomb port out there for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.