The Dell Streak 7 was widely panned for its poor display and subpar battery life when it was released in February, so it makes sense that most of its promotions since then have included some incentives.
On launch day, for example, T-Mobile was shaving $50 off the contract price with the use of a promo code. Dell.com followed up with a series of its own deals over the next few months: first it was 50% off Streak 7 cases, then a one-day HDMI dock and cable special, then free 4G for a month, and most recently a $100 gift card, all with the purchase of a Streak 7.
Now it's Best Buy's turn to try to give prospective customers another reason to consider the dual-core Honeycomb-ready tablet. And unlike the other incentives, this one has almost nothing to do with the device. The retailer's offer goes something like this: buy a WiFi-only Streak 7 for $399.99 . . . and we'll send you a redemption code for a free 20-page 8×8 hardcover photo book that you can make at Shutterfly.
These books are normally $29.99 apiece and they're great as gifts or personal keepsakes—they really are—but it sure is a random freebie to get with a Streak 7.
Then again, with Mother's Day less than a week away, I suppose the offer comes at a good time.[Best Buy]