Dell is currently offering an unlocked Dell Streak 5 for $99 with the purchase of select laptops. The regular price of an unlocked Streak 5 is $449, while the $99 price-tag is usually reserved for those willing to sign a two-year contract. However, shoppers in the market for a new computer and willing to spend more than $699 can now get Streak 5 for an extra hundred dollars.
The Streak 5 has gotten some flak for straddling the line between tablet and smartphone. Packing a 5-inch WVGA display, Android 2.2 (Froyo), a 5-megapixel camera, 2GB of storage via MicroSD, a front-facing VGA camera, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and 512MB of RAM, the device also doubles as a cellphone, which has earned it the awkward moniker of 'phonetablet.'
Falling more on the tablet-side of things is the Streak 7, the WiFi-only version of which hit Amazon's pre-order list last week carrying a $379 pricetag (the 3G version is $450 off-contract). Boasting Nvidia's dual-core Tegra 2 chipset, a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera, a Gorilla Glass-protected screen, 16GB of internal memory and, of course, WiFi, it's still lacking Honeycomb (it ships with 2.2 installed), but the bigger display, beefier processor and lack of phone capabilities mean it's very much a tablet.