Earlier today, T-Mobile tweeted their Dell Streak 7 launch plans. And I got to wondering how Dell’s 7″ Android tablet compares to the Samsung Galaxy tab. Pre-release, all we really have to go on is pricing and specs… versus usability and experience. So this isn’t anything close to an authentic evaluation by any means.
The Tab ran $350 on T-Mobile, but it looks like prices just dropped further to $250, assuming you’re good for a 2 year data plan… While the Streak is coming in at an even more heavily subsidized $200 (!) under the same terms. 5GB of data currently runs a somewhat reasonable $40/month on T-Mobile — more than AT&T’s 5GB iPad plan, but less than Verizon and Sprint.
On paper, the Dell Streak appears more powerful with a dual core processor and access to T-Mobile’s “4G” network speeds. But, honestly, I’d give the edge to whichever lands the tablet-centric Android 3.0 Honeycomb build first. Plus, I’m not quite sold on the 7″ tablet size and think 10″ might be my sweet spot. Like the 1280×800 Motorola Xoom or iPad 2.
Some specs to mull over:
|Dell Streak 7||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Rear Camera||5 megapixel||3 megapixel|
|Weight||15.9 ounces||13.4 ounces|