Update (January 15, 2011): To centralize the conversation, I'm closing the comment threads on earlier Dell Streak blog posts. If you would like to comment or ask questions regarding #dellstreak, please see the latest Dell Streak blog post.

I know many of you have been waiting for official pricing and carrier information on Dell Streak, so I’ll just cut to the chase.

  • AT&T will be the carrier for customers in the United States.
  • Pricing: $299.99 with new two-year AT&T contract, and $549.99 without.
  • Customers who register for the pre-sale will be able to order a Dell Streak this Thursday August 12.
  • Dell Streak will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday.

Update: Several of us have been seeing requests for us to provide access to the #dellstreak source kernel from customeres like podginator and KingStreetMike. Here's my response on Twitter:

Update: As of today, Dell Streak is available to purchase for US customers. There's several different ways to publish. You can configure online by going to Dell.com/mobile. You can also call 800-308-3355 to buy the Streak. Chat is also an option 24/7: from the Dell Streak product page, choose the Chat Now link, then Electronics and Accessories Sales Experts.

Those who have registered (or will register) for the pre-sale will be getting an email Thursday morning, this week from Dell that will allow you to place an order for a Carbon Black version before it goes on sale to the general public. If you still haven’t registered, you still have some time to do it, but you’ll need to hurry. See my earlier post on how the pre-sale process works for more detail.

Update: In the #dellstreak tweetstream and elsewhere, many of you are asking about whether the $549 version will be unlocked. To be clear, the answer is no. Here are my two tweets on the topic that summarize where we are at this point:

In my last Streak update post, I clarified a few things. One thing to reiterate is that we will ship Streak to customers in the US with Android 1.6. We will offer an over-the-air upgrade to Android 2.2 later this year. Here's the Dell Streak product page. Click on the Tech Specs tab on that page to see those.

And here's a quick video overview of what Streak can do: