Dell says fancy Streak box is not final US packaging

Streak-pkg-final-noI really hope you didn't get too attached to the Dell Streak US packaging that was used for the 1,000 beta units. Why? Because I asked someone at Dell whether the final packaging was the same as what was used for the pre-production units last week and received a two-letter response to my question yesterday: No.

Without further elaboration, that simple one-word answer could be interpreted in several ways. If something as simple as the Texas State Capitol printed on the side of the beta box is removed from the final packaging, for example, then the boxes are technically already different. Or maybe the US packaging will actually be more like the UK box or something entirely different altogether. Who knows!

The main takeaway here is that what you saw the other day is not what you'll see when you unbox your own Streak. Not exactly, anyway.

Even though someone commented in my unboxing post that his friend "worked on the team for this and talked for weeks about how they were doing special packaging for this event," I still find it very hard to believe that Dell would waste so much time/money on designing a box that would only be used for 1,000 units in their going-through-the-motions beta test.

Oh well. It's just a box and we'll all see what the final US packaging looks like eventually.


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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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