Dell Streak launching in Carphone Warehouse from June 4 – available without calling plan

Well that was quick – the Dell Streak will launch in the UK on June 4 on an O2 contract, with third-party retailer Carphone Warehouse the first to pin some prices on Dell’s new 5″ Android phone SLASH tablet device.

Interestingly, CPW is offering the Streak WITHOUT a calling plan, with one bundle offering you a “free” Streak with an O2 mobile broadband contract instead of a standard phone plan for £25 per month. That will have some people calling it an “iPad Killer” today, we suspect.

Here’s CPW’s explanation of its O2 Dell Streak packages:

“The Dell Streak will be available from 4 June in selected stores of The Carphone Warehouse. The tablet will be available for free on a £25 a month contract with mobile broadband, for free on a £35 a month contract with voice and unlimited data or for a standalone price of £429″

Make sense?

dell streak o2 carphone warehouse

CPW is yet to add any more details to its Dell Streak pre-order page. Here’s the full press release, taken from Engadget, as we don’t seem to get press releases from Carphone Warehouse.

The Dell Streak Tablet arrives at The Carphone Warehouse

The Carphone Warehouse is today announcing that it will be the exclusive independent retailer of the Dell Streak Tablet at launch in the UK from June 4 2010. Available on O2, the Android-based tablet offers power and portability to enable people to watch, surf, connect, listen and play on the move.

The Dell Streak leverages Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon mobile processor to combine the functionality, performance, and benefits of a laptop in a pocket-friendly size. The spacious 5-inch screen is ideal when browsing the internet, enabling users to view web pages as they were intended. Plus, the Streak will be able to support future internet plug-ins, such as Flash 10.1 and video chat applications through over-the-air updates.

There’s built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, enabling easy access to download music, update social networking status’ in real-time, and stay connected to friends and family through e-mail, text, IM, and voice calls. The integrated Google Maps provides turn-by-turn navigation and street and satellite views, while additional widgets, games and applications can also be downloaded from the 30,000 plus offered in the Google Android Market.

Andrew Harrison, UK CEO of The Carphone Warehouse 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. As development progresses, we look forward to increasing this range, so customers can be sure they are getting the very latest models on the market.”

Ron Garriques, president, Dell Communication Solutions Group said “The Dell Streak hits the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tablets. Its unique size provides people new ways to enjoy, connect, and navigate their lives.”

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