Dell Streak price is set at $549 and is locked at AT&T. Â This means that the Dell Streak, just like the iPad tablet, is only available using the AT&T connections. Â OF course with the iPad you at least have the option to buy the wi-fi only version and forego dealing with the telecommunications giant.
The Dell Streak Â has a small screen of 5 inches – about half that of an iPad. Â It also takes calls, so I would venture to say that if the iPad were an SUV , and a smartphone a car Â – the Dell Streak would be a crossover – somewhat of a hybrid between the two that is so indescribable it needs its own category.
Dell is banking on the Streak to do well. It’s the first foray into the tablet market following the Apple iPad. Â Does it have enough glitz and glamour to woo people from Apple’s crisp graphics, heat sensing touch pad, and all around coolness? The Dell Streak takes telephone calls – something the iPad can’t do. Â If you are in need of a tablet computer, it seems as if that is a feature that you wouldn’t care one way or another about.
Is the $549 price point too high, and the AT&T lock too restrictive? It will be interesting to see how the public responds to this new device, available only at AT&T. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.