Best Buy has been selling the 16GB Dell Streak for $99.99 with an AT&T contract for about a month, and now Dell.com is too.
A few weeks ago, Dell reduced the prices on all versions of the Streak (16GB and 32GB with contract and unlocked) by as much as $180. At that time, the 16GB red and black Streaks with an AT&T plan could be purchased for $199.99, which was a $100 off the original launch price.
And now, less than a month later, the company has knocked another $100 off the price, bringing it down to $99.99. The 32GB versions have also been reduced by an additional $100 and are now available for $198.99 with an AT&T contract, while the unlocked Streak prices remain unchanged (16GB for $399.99, 32GB for $498.99).
This is great news for anyone who doesn't already have a Streak and/or who wanted an alternative to Best Buy, but what does it mean for everyone else? The rumor is that the second-gen Streak, which is also known as the Opus One, will be released in May (some believe it will be announced at Mobile World Congress next month or at CTIA in March), which is probably the best speculated explanation for all the price drops, but it could also mean something more ominous.
It's possible, for example, that the Streak is just being phased out (rather than replaced by a successor) or that it won't be supported anymore. The official 2.2 update still hasn't even been released for AT&T-locked units—it's supposed to be coming this week—so it's not like anyone would really be surprised if Gingerbread and Honeycomb never came from anyone other than DJ_Steve.
What do you think is going on?[Dell] Thanks to everyone for sending this in!