Geeky Gadgets points out that Best Buy is currently selling the 5-inch Dell Streak tablet for $99.99. Naturally the low cost comes with a hefty price-- a signed 2-year contract with AT&T. Currently the wireless carrier is selling the Android-based device for a heftier $299.99 pricetag in-store, so in some aspects the Best Buy sale is a rather tasty deal for tablet hunters this holiday season.
Available in both black and white, the Dell Streak features a 5-inch WVGA capacitive multi-touch display with a default resolution of 800 x 400. Under the hood, it sports Qualcomm's 1 GHz Sanpdragon QSD8250 processor, built-in GPS, 512 MB of RAM, 2 GB of internal system-locked storage, a microSD card slot capable of up to 32 GB (but with a 16 GB card already installed), and 3G and 802.11 b/g connectivity. It also has a 5MP rear-facing auto focus camera and a VGA front-facing camera.
Recently Dell announced that the Streak tablet sold by AT&T won't receive the highly-coveted Android 2.2 (Froyo) update until sometime next month even though the tablets have already received the update overseas. "The reality is that there are a lot of moving parts in the mobile space," the company said. "Offering a product like Streak means working with multiple carriers in multiple regions. Many times that translates into multiple timetables. That’s part of what’s happening here."
Currently Dell offers an "unlocked" version which can be purchased directly from the company starting at $399.99. Although this version does actually include Android 2.2, it doesn't come with AT&T's ball-and-chain and can be paid off on a monthly basis. Still, the $99.99 deal at Best Buy isn't bad, however consumers with less-than-stellar credit will be required to shell out an insane $750 deposit before AT&T will seal the deal. That's a hefty penalty considering the tablet itself can cost as little as $399.99.
It's currently unknown when Best Buy will end the $99.99 Dell Streak sale, however it's probably a given that both Dell and Best Buy are trying to flush out the current stock to make room for Dell's newer dual-core Streak models (possibly) hitting shelves next year.