O2 UK gears up Dell Streak launch; will be free on contract

Summary:O2 recently nabbed exclusivity rights in the United Kingdom to the upcoming Dell Streak tablet, and now they're ready with pricing details.

O2 recently nabbed exclusivity rights in the United Kingdom to the upcoming Dell Streak tablet, and now they're ready with pricing details.

Set to hit locations of The Carphone Warehouse this Friday (June 4), the 5-inch tablet will be available for the low, low price of free. That is, of course, granted that you sign up for either the £25 ($36) per month mobile broadband contract or £35 ($51) per month plan with voice and unlimited data.

Or you could just shell out £429 ($623) to be free of any contract entanglements altogether. That's the exact same starting price as the 16GB Wi-Fi only version of the iPad across the pond, which debuted in stores there last Friday.

If you're in the UK and already interested in picking up a Dell Streak, then this is a score. And given that the Android 2.2-based device has some features that the iPad lacks (Flash 10.1 support, built-in camera, can make phone calls, etc.), it could serve you better. But it is over four inches smaller than the iPad, which could make a considerable difference if you plan on watching a lot of videos, reading e-books and doing any kind of work on your tablet computer.

Which device strikes your fancy more?

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Topics: Broadband, Dell, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Networking, Tablets, Telcos, Wi-Fi

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