Dell Streak pricing announced


Operator O2 has announced the pricing and tariff details for the Dell Streak, available from tomorrow (June 4).

The Dell Streak is launching exclusively on O2, and will be available on 24- and 18-month smartphone tariffs, 12-month and 30-day Simplicity tariffs and a range of data-only tariffs.

The 16GB Dell Streak is available for free on a 24-month, £35 a month smartphone tariff, including 600 minutes, unlimited data and Wi-Fi and unlimited texts. At £25 a month over 24 months, the Dell Streak costs £149 with the same text, data and Wi-Fi allowances, but 100 minutes. The 32GB version is available for free on a £45 a month contract over two years including 1,200 minutes and unlimited data, Wi-Fi and texts. On the £25 a month tariff the device costs £249.

On 18-month contracts, the same pricing and packages apply, although the monthly tariff increases by £5 in each case.

O2’s Simplicity tariffs allow customers to buy the Dell Streak for £349 (16GB) or £399 (32GB), starting on a £15 a month, 12-month deal or a 30-day package for £20.

For data only, customers can get the 16GB Dell Streak for free on a 24-month, £30 a month contract, giving 3GB of data and unlimited Wi-Fi. This rises to £449 on a one-month, £10 tariff including 1GB of data and unlimited Wi-Fi. O2 said the 16GB version is available for free on a £25 a month, 24-month tariff until June 30 , after which it will cost £49.

The 32GB Dell Streak costs between £99 and £449 on data-only tariffs.

Carphone Warehouse has signed up as the exclusive independent retailer for the Dell Streak, and had already said the device will be available for free on a £25 a month contract with mobile broadband or for free on a £35 a month contract with voice and unlimited data. It said the Dell Streak will also be available for a standalone price of £429.

Dell said the Streak is a “hybrid device that lives in the space between a smartphone and other larger tablets or netbooks.” It operates on Google’s Android operating system, and is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor. It features a five-inch screen, five megapixel camera and 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Dell Communications Solutions Group president Ron Garriques said: “The Dell Streak hits the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger screen tablets.”

O2’s general manager devices Steve Alder said: “The Dell Streak is a bold new class of product, something we wanted to bring to our customers first. This means we can continue to offer our customers a range of the very best devices to make their lives a bit easier.”

Carphone Warehouse UK chief Andrew Harrison said: “The Dell Streak represents the start of a very exciting technological advancement. The move into tablets means we can offer our customers the functionality of laptops combined with the portability of mobile phones, creating an entirely new range of products that will allow our customers to stay connected on the go.”