I stumbled across two interesting Android tablet-related stories today. First, Best Buy is now offering the Dell Streak 5 inch Android tablet for $99.99 when you sign up for a 2-year data plan with AT&T. That’s down from the $299.99 that Best Buy had been charging.
In other news, there’s a new version of the Galaxy Tab called the Luxury Edition, which carries a price tag to match its elitist name. While a typical version of this 7 inch tablet sells for $650 or less, the Galaxy Tab Luxury Edition will be available at the Millionaire Fair in Amsterdam from December 15th through January 31st for €749, or nearly $1000 US.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Luxury Edition will have the same specs as the standard version, including a 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touch display, a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. But this premium model comes with a leather case and Bluetooth headset. Hardly worth the extra price if you ask me, but I guess that’s part of the definition of luxury.
The Dell Streak, on the other hand, has a 5 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. That $100 price tag only applies when you sign your soul away for a 2 year service contract. If you want to buy the little tablet (or big phone) outright, you’ll have to spend closer to $500.