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Dell Streak officially priced for U.S.

Dell reveals pricing and availability for the Streak Android tablet. The Streak sells for $299.99 with new two-year AT&T contract, or $549 without, starting Thursday.

Phot of Dell Streak Android tablet.
Dell Streak Dell

For everyone who's been waiting for a real Android tablet to step forward and stand up to the iPad, the Dell Streak is finally making its way to the U.S.

Officially priced today at $299 (with two-year AT&T contract) or $549 contract-free, the Dell Streak will be available directly from Dell as early as this Thursday.

All you Android fans who've registered for presale priority will be given first crack at ordering, along with free two-day shipping. General orders will open up on Friday.

Is it a good deal? We're not thrilled that the Streak is shipping with the stale Android 1.6 OS, but it's a solid product that performs ably against the latest crop of Android smartphones and is priced accordingly. Assuming Dell eventually makes good on the promised Android 2.2 over-the-air update and Flash support, the Streak really could be a flagship Android device.

For more on the Dell Streak, read CNET's full, rated review.