By Chuong Nguyen | June 4, 2010 3:38 PM
Dell has let it slipped at the D8 conference that its 5-inch Android tablet, the Dell Streak, will be priced at around $500 in July when the device should be available in the US. The date and pricing information is the most definitive news from Dell regarding its tablet as the company only gave a summer timeframe before. In comparison, the Dell tablet is smaller at 5-inch compared to the Apple iPad (9.7-inch), but the Streak offers phone features which are lacking in the iPad. The base iPad costs $500 as well, but that model has 16 GB of memory and only WiFi and no cellular radio for broadband data; adding a cellular modem raises the price by $130. Moreover, the Streak has a screen made by Corning’s Gorilla Glass, which is strengthened and makes it virtually impossible to break or crack.