Dell Streak hits US next month unlocked for $500, so who’s buying?

Dell_streak It's official. The Dell Streak, the poster child of longer than necessary delays and unbridled tech lust, is making its US debut next month direct from Dell in unlocked form and for the tidy sum of $500. So far, there's been no official word from Dell as to whether a carrier subsidization is in the works for those of us in America (AT&T, anyone?) like our friends in Europe will be seeing when they get their mitts on a Streak before the end of this week.

I won't rehash the specs because they have been pored over again and again the last 6-8 months, but I'm wondering if the interest is still there for most potential customers. Initially I wanted a Streak, but now as the proud owner of a 10-day-old Sprint EVO 4G, which outspecs the mini Dell tablet in almost every way, I'm no longer interested. To me, the HTC HD2 and its new Sprint cousin already push the limits of how big a phone can be while holding it up to one's ear and using it without a headset, and the Streak goes just a bit beyond that without enough added functionality, plus an already outdated version of Android.

So is everyone else still just as excited about the Streak, or has the overall enthusiasm waned during the long wait? I'm curious to hear how others are looking at it now that the light at the end of the tunnel has been reached.

[Gizmodo]
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