The Dell Streak is coming to AT&T on August 13 with a $300 on-contract price

The Dell Streak is coming to AT&T on August 13 with a $300 on-contract price
Out of nowhere as well, the Dell Streak is readying itself to supplant the mammoth sized 4.3” displays found on both the HTC HD2 and EVO 4G with its own gargantuan 5” touchscreen. Dell officially announced the availability of the Android powered device through AT&T with its launch date set for August 13th.  If you're intent on snagging one come launch day, just expect to pony up a higher than normal $300 if you're going to purchase it with a 2-year agreement. Of course $200 seems to be that sweet spot for most of the high-end smartphones of late, but for the Dell Streak, it'll be interesting to see if consumers would be willing to dish out that higher amount for something that can hail as having the largest display on AT&T's handset lineup. Everything else under the hood has a lot in common with other high-end Android smartphones, such as a 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, front-facing VGA camera, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. If you're not into getting yourself tied down with a contract, you can shell out $550 to purchase the Dell Streak outright – which definitely encroaches in tablet territory when you factor in something like the iPad. Nonetheless, if the value is more than adequate for you, then maybe paying its no-contract price should suffice.

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28 Comments

1. PHONE_GEEK

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

YES!

2. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

NOOOOOO why AT&T!!!!

4. russellw10

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 15, 2010

Maybe they put it on that network cause they figured people would just buy the unlocked one instead of dealing with AT&T's crappy service.

5. JeffdaBeat unregistered

The odd thing is despite the bad press AT&T gets from the press and non-AT&T customers, there are a lot of phones and companies that make debuts on their network...Apple's first phone, Garmin's first phone, Windows Phone 7 debut, now Dell...can't be all bad...

7. applesr4eating

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

Up till now the only phone's they have to compete with the idiotphone is the Galaxy. My wife has us locked into a two year AT&T contract with a massive buyout. Did anyone ever mention the crappy AT&T network? Trust me it is crappy.

18. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Again, another person who comments based on the hype of all the non-AT&T users. I had AT&T for three years and had absolutely no problems. I'm sure it's different everywhere, but that's for each person to experience and decide for themselves.

21. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Well if u actually pay attention to his comment...it clearly states that he and his wife are CURRENT At&t customers so not sure where the "hype of all the non-At&t users" statement comes into play. Just b/c it works perfect for you doesn't mean that's all across the board - hense the media (which there have been credible sources to validate their claims) and consumer outlook on At&t's lack of overall coverage, apparently. When several reliable sources and unreliable sources start to say the same things about At&t...there's gotta be a decent level of truth to it.

26. angrytelemachus

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

I've never had a problem with AT&T

28. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I was a customer with AT&T 3 months ago. And like I said, and I quote, "that's for each person to experience and decide for themselves". He sounds just like every other hater I've found on this site that has tried to downgrade AT&T.

3. russellw10

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 15, 2010

YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!! I've been researching this device more for the past couple of days and have been waiting to finally hear a launch date. By the way the 02 dell streak in Europe gave engadget a Dell Streak with the prototype android 2.1 on it. Meaning 02 will soon b updating there Dell Streaks to android 2.1 soon. This gives more hope for android 2.1 or 2.2 being updated on the american version soon. The Dell Streak with the prototype android 2.1 can shoot 720p hd :D

6. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

i dont see $100 more value than the captivate or even the xperia.

8. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Agreed. With a 5" its just not worth $300. $225-250 would have been a fair price for this under contract.

9. applesr4eating

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

Three hundred is way to much to lock yourself into 2 more years of AT&T. Hell AT&T should be giving me money to put up with their Sh1tty network.

10. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

$550 for a 5" android pad.. I would rather wait for Galaxy Tablet with bigger screen and maybe cheaper price~! Most likely that Galaxy Tab will be cheaper than the iPad though.

11. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Is this a phone or tablet?

14. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

thats what im trying to figure out as well....lol....

20. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

The beauty of this device is it's both, small enough to be a phone and big enough to be a tablet.

12. 3watts

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

So I am going to have to sell my right nut to buy one and also to make room in my pocket for the 5" screen? These sizes are getting out of control.

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

wow, alot of whiners about AT&T and I bet alot of them do not have AT&T service...just because you read all of the media hype about something does mean it is reality...

15. Man_of_God

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Looks like AT&T is landing some of the hottest products.... This just adds to their portfolio... If you don't like AT&T's network, why not use another carrier. It gets tiring hearing your opinions. Over the last year, AT&T has added more new customers than any of the other US carriers. The proof is in the numbers. So, for some reason, people keep switching and adding more lines on AT&T. If you can't accept reality of documented numbers, then keep living in your own reality.

16. Fanboykiller unregistered

That's how fanboys live their miserable lives, if this phone happen to come for slow-rizon or sprintcrap you would read ohhh that's the best pho ever created, but they have to talk shit because is for AT&T......simple fact.....!!!!!!

23. shaqd unregistered

spintcrap!? ur a clown for sayin that....none of at&t phones a messin with the EVO 4G

25. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

lol, SAMSUNG CAPTIVATE does just fine against EVO, thanks....

27. Fanboykiller unregistered

Not at all Sprintcrap douchebag fanboy, AT&T has way more better phone selection plus the iphone than your already doomed wimax shitty sruff...!!!

17. ekoandrew

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 08, 2010

Man this suxz, comes with Android 1.6, hope will Upgrade Very Soon after. What I wished for more was the 2GB internal memory for Application. Sniff. Least came with 16GB Card. Come on Dell Streak should came with Wireless N and Bluetooth 3.0, will make an Ultimate Device for latest connectivity hardware. Well I just can not wait till this comes out, replace my iPhoneOS4 and all my iTouch 64G and my Netbook. Go Go Go Dell, you are on the Role!!!! ====== Operating System Android 1.6 Processors QSD 8250 Bands : UMTS 2100 / 1900 / 850 MHzGSM / EDGE 1900 / 1800 / 900 / 850 MHzHSDPA / HSUPA:HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps Display 5" (12.7 cm) WVGA (800 x 480) in-cell TFT LCD supporting multi-touch Camera 5.0M Rear-Facing Auto-Focus Camera + VGA Front-Facing Camera Video H.263 / H.264, .3GP, MPEG4, WMV Sound MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, Midi, WAV Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM Browser WebKit (Android) Memory 512 MB ROM + 512 MB SDRAM + 2 GB non-user accessible MicroSD for system & applications files only Storage 1 user accessible MicroSDTM cardslot ( 16GB pre-installed) Connectivity WLAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth® 2.0 with EDR, USB 2.0 Dimensions 6 x 3.1 x 0.4 in Weight 7.7 oz Battery 1530 mAh Others Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, e-compass, GPS, Capacitive sensor keys Specification Source: Dell.com

19. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

1.6 and in landscape mode only is lame in my book. you can get a 7 inch android tablet with 2.1 for 179 at kmart.

22. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Nice phone Dell...the Android 1.6 is a downer but i'm sure a little upgrade action can eleviate that. If this were on Verizon, i would tote it in a heartbeat. Don't see a problem with a 5" screen...why not? It's only 0.7" bigger than what's currently on the market...just one step closer to makin tablets obselete lol. Even down to the look of the phone. Dell did a good job. Watchout iPhone...At&t is addin some more heat to their line up. A nice phone is a nice phone no matter what network its on. You At&t'ers have bad habit of actin like any phone that's not on At&t is beneath you but when it happens to you then you cry about it. You seen it here first, a Verizon customer givin credit to a phone that's not on their own network. Now all you whinin previously about "At&t hate"...shut your mouth.

24. SoCalAdam

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

EPIC FAIL on Dell's part. Too little, too late.

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