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T-Mobile Launching Dell Streak 7 Tablet

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.