T-Mobile USA has poured cold water onto rumors of price leaks for the upcoming Dell Streak 7, which had been guesstimated at $330 after what appeared to be Equipment Installment plan information was spotted at the bottom of the 7-inch tablet's information page. According to the carrier, that information "is the result of a technical error and is incorrect."
Pricing for Dell's upcoming Streak 7 tablet may have been prematurely posted, with T-Mobile USA apparently giving details of its Equipment Installment plan for the 7-inch slate. According to the Dell Streak 7 product page, as spotted by Streak Smart, the tablet will be available as a "$82.50 down payment, plus 3 monthly payments of $82.50, required"; that would work out to $330.
When the Streak 7 surfaced at CES, it looked really cool and had some nice hardware inside. The thing that most of us wondered was why Dell opted for older Android 2.2 rather than Android 3.0 like most of the other Tegra-powered tablets was using. We still don’t know why the OS is not version 3.0, but we can now see all the hardware inside the little tablet.
Every CES has its unofficial theme - we've seen netbooks and ereaders flood the booths in previous years - and 2011 was the turn of tablets. As predicted before the show, the rise of the iPad, the imminent release of Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the promise of a new, lucrative segment has worked like catnip to manufacturers large and small. Check out the SlashGear CES 2011 tablet roundup after the cut.
Dell has officially announced the Dell Streak 7 tablet, which will land on T-Mobile USA in "the coming weeks" and take advantage of the carrier's 4G HSPA+ network. The Streak 7 has a 7-inch touchscreen covered in toughened Gorilla Glass, and runs NVIDIA's dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor.
A post-holiday treat this morning, with the FCC passing the Dell Streak 7 - aka the Looking Glass or Dell M02M - complete with UMTS/WCDMA support for both AT&T and T-Mobile USA. The Streak 7, expected to launch at CES 2011 next month, has both a SIM slot and an SD card reader on the side, along with a fixed rear panel suggesting a non-user-replaceable battery.
Earlier today, a tablet device from Dell earned its WiFi certification, and immediately after got tossed around the rumor mill for a bit. While some thought it was the Opus One, a tablet with some similar specifications as the already-released Dell Streak 5-inch tablet, others thought it was the 7-inch variation, previously known as the Looking Glass. Well, if this in-production commercial is any indicator, then it looks like it is the 7-inch variation, but unfortunately the device isn't called the Looking Glass. Instead, Dell went with something safe: This is the Dell Streak 7.