Red Dell Streak gets pulled from Dell website, no longer available?

Red-dell-streakSometimes I liken the Dell Streak to the gadget world's box of chocolates. You just never know what you're gonna get. The "truth" changes quickly and without notice; what you can count on today isn't always what you can count on tomorrow.

Take the red Streak, for example. It could be purchased in the UK since July 2010 but was only released in the US in November, three months after the device's stateside availability. And now, just two months later, all traces of its existence have disappeared from Dell's website.

It was up on the site earlier this week, as shown here, and now it's gone. In fact, as of yesterday, the Streak is only available in three configurations: 16GB black locked to AT&T, 16GB black unlocked, and 32GB black unlocked. Customers used to be able to choose from eight.

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The current page incorrectly lists the 32GB unlocked version as "16GB with activation," as you can see in above (click to view larger), but the link takes you to the right place and there's an unlocked icon on the image.

The red Streak has been rather elusive lately, as I've been receiving emails from readers whose orders from December continue to be delayed (some say there's a large shipment stuck in customs), but I didn't think that could lead to it disappearing from Dell.com altogether. The company's website tends to change pretty often, though, so maybe the reduced configurations are only temporary.

In any case, at the time of this writing, it certainly appears that your chance to get a Dell Streak in New Cherry Red (as it's officially called) in the US from anywhere other than eBay has passed.

[Dell] Thanks, Paul & Jason!

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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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