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You didn't think I'd mention all of that Dell Streak beta-testing business if I didn't actually have one for myself, did you?

I already unboxed the UK version of the Streak but since the packaging is so different and could end up being what the retail devices ship in, I had to do another unboxing. There's no evidence on the box that this is a pre-production unit and it doesn't seem feasible for Dell to have made these boxes just for 1,000 beta testers, but there's always a chance that the final units will be packaged differently.

Here's a side-by-side of the US and UK boxes.

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And now let's get a better look at this new box:

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That's the Texas State Capitol, which I assume can easily be removed by whoever will make the production packaging. Everything else looks ready for the online shelves.

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Other than the US plug, the contents are the same as the UK version.

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The hardware of both Streaks is identical as well:

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The backs may look a little different in the photo above but that's only because I didn't slide the battery cover all the way to the right on the Streak at the bottom.

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There are some differences in the software, but it's nothing major. It's not like the US version is running Android 2.1 or anything!

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The UK version can be unlocked with a Rebel SIM card, but I personally haven't had any luck with an AT&T or T-Mobile card.

This US version came with an AT&T SIM card already installed because of the free service through the beta test.

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This unit works on T-Mobile too, but it's EDGE only because of the supported bands. Note: Just because this Streak doesn't support T-Mobile 3G doesn't mean that there won't ever be a Streak that does. We just have to wait and see what happens when Dell actually releases the device.

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UPDATE: This is not the final US retail packaging.