T-Mobile Launching Dell Streak 7 Tablet

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Bellevue, Wash. - T-Mobile will offer the Dell Streak 7 tablet with postpaid and prepaid data plans when the device becomes available Wednesday, Feb. 2, the carrier announced.

The Streak 7 will be available at $199 after $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract.  Consumers who purchase the tablet without a contract but pair it with a prepaid mobile-broadband plan will pay $449.

The media tablet will be available through the carrier's store and


. Availability through third-party retailers wasn't announced.

The carrier used International CES to


the tablet, which it said at the time would be available "in the coming weeks" followed "in the coming months" by the LG-made Android 3.0-based T-Mobile G-Slate with Google. Both operate on the carrier's 4G network, which is currently capable of running at peak theoretical download speeds up to 21Mbps.

The Streak 7 runs the Android 2.2 OS and features 7-inch WVGA touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor to deliver 2GHz processing speed, full Adobe Flash Player 10.1, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, and T-Mobile TV, the cellular-delivered MobiTV-powered service enabling live viewing of TV shows.

Other features include HD camcorder with 1080p video capture, 16GB internal memory, SD card slot, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ and mobile hot spot capability.

The device operates in 4G HSPA+ mode in the carriers 1.7/2.1GHz 3G/4G band, 850 and 1,900MHz bands in the U.S. for roaming, and the foreign 2.1GHz band. For more features, click here.

The LG G-Slate will be the first 4G tablet from T-Mobile with the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS optimized for tablets. It will be among the first tablets, including a Motorola-made Xoom 4G tablet for Verizon's 3G and 4G networks, to use the tablet-optimized Android 3.O OS.

Also at CES, the carrier announced plans to double the peak download speed of its 4G network to 42Mbps and launch at least 25 new 4G devices. T-Mobile expects 140 million people in 25 metro areas to get access to the 42Mbps peak speeds by the middle of the year. The network enhancement will also speed up the data rates of many T-Mobile 3G devices, the carrier noted.


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