Dell Streak Finally Makes U.S. Debut

Dell's Streak mini-Tablet will hit the U.S. later this week, a few weeks behind schedule.
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ROUND ROCK, Texas (

TheStreet

) --

Dell

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has confirmed that its

Streak mini-tablet

will hit the U.S. Thursday.

Consumers can submit pre-sale orders on Thursday, according to Dell, with the Streak becoming generally available the following day. The Streak will cost $299.99 on a two-year contract from

AT&T

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and $549.99 without.

>>Dell Android Streak Coming Thursday

With its 5-inch screen, the Streak could offer a small-screen alternative to larger tablets such as

Apple's

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iPad. Powered by

Qualcomm's

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Snapdragon chip technology, the black carbon tablet also runs

Google's

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Android operating system.

The Streak was originally slated for a

late July launch

, although this was pushed back, much to the annoyance of

Dell zealots

who had already seen a slew of information on the device. Dell did not give a specific reason for the delay, explaining only that the company needed "more time to work out some things."

Dell's Streak made its international debut in the U.K. in June, although there were reports

of a sluggish launch

on the other side of the Atlantic.

Dell shares dipped 5 cents, or 0.40%, to $12.40 in extended trading on Tuesday.

-- Reported by James Rogers in New York

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