Dell Aero Photo Gallery & Info

AT&T just released a couple of new pictures of the recently announced Dell Aero Android smartphone. Nothing new, it obviously looks exactly like the Dell Mini 3 released in China.

  • 5 MP camera lets you share your life in a snap with integration into Flickr®, Facebook®, Picassa™, YouTube and TwitPic
  • Watch media come to life on the 3.5″ nHD display
  • Stay connected with a variety of social networking apps including Facebook that is fully integrated into your phonebook and syncs events to your calendar!
  • PC like web browsing experience with Flash Lite® support for streaming audio and video content
  • Connect to 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots
  • Navigate using the onboard GPS system while talking hands-free
  • nHD display ? Is that the new buzzword for HVGA?

    The Dell Mini 3 becomes the Dell Aero. Launches on AT&T now

    The Dell Mini 3 is now officially the Dell Aero on AT&T. Dell’s first Android smartphone is now finally coming to the US after being launched a little while ago in China. The devices specs are identical but will feature a custom user interface developed by Dell and AT&T.

    Source: AT&T’s FaceBook page

    Android devices officially coming to AT&T

    That’s right folks, AT&T just announced ist plans to launch five Android based devices in the first half of 2010. One device will probably be the Motorola BackFlip, the Dell Mini 3 and three other Android phones from HTC. Here’s the full Press release:

    AT&T Launches Major Initiative to Bring ‘Apps to All’

    Company Also Plans to Launch Five Android-Based Devices in First Half of 2010

    Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2010

    AT&T today announced plans to launch five new devices from Dell, HTC and Motorola based on the Android platform. The company also announced a major initiative to expand the universe of mobile applications beyond smartphones to more mobile phones – and spur future app development for emerging consumer electronics devices, its U-verse TV platform, and enterprise and small business workplaces.

    At the 4th annual AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas, executives outlined details including:

    * New devices that will give customers the most robust choices of major operating systems (OS), including Android™, in the U.S.
    * A goal to offer all major smartphone OS app stores
    * An agreement with Qualcomm to standardize apps development for mid-range Quick Messaging Devices using BREW Mobile Platform. These devices are used by millions of customers who historically have not had the same convenient access as smartphone customers to the market’s hottest apps
    * A new AT&T SDK (software developer kit) to help developers immediately begin to develop apps for these devices
    * A significantly enhanced developer program and new relationships with global carriers that are intended to make it easier for developers to distribute apps in markets outside the U.S.
    * Future initiatives to enable developers to create more apps for AT&T’s U-verse TV, emerging consumer electronics devices, and businesses
    * A new AT&T Virtual Innovation Lab and two new Innovation Centers, which will help developers and spur apps development

    “Applications help consumers realize the full value and benefits of mobile broadband networks, services and devices,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “Today some AT&T customers can take advantage of more than 100,000 apps – but only if they have the right handset. Our goal is to bring more apps to millions more of our customers who want convenient access to the market’s hottest apps. At the same time, in the future, we plan to go well beyond mobile devices to spur apps development.”

    In addition to ultimately giving more customers more choices of applications, the long-term strategic initiatives announced today will make it easier for developers to cost effectively create applications and reach broader audiences, and help AT&T drive data revenues.

    Extend Smartphone Leadership
    AT&T will further its leadership in smartphones with the planned launch of five new devices from Dell, HTC and Motorola based on the Android platform. Those devices, which are scheduled to be available during the first half of 2010, include:

    * A Motorola smartphone, powered by MOTOBLUR, with a unique form factor and an AT&T exclusive
    * Dell’s first smartphone, based on the Android platform and an AT&T exclusive
    * A HTC smartphone, based on the Android platform, and an AT&T exclusive
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    Dell Mini 3i unboxed, ugly capacitive stylus included


    Contrary to what we thought Dell’s first Android smartphone is only being launched today in China. As it’s usually the case when a products launch, unboxings pop-up all over the net. Interestingly the Dell Mini 3i ships with a stylus compatible with capacitive touch-panels. It’s similar to the 3rd party iPhone stylus available on the market and is IMO not the precise given the size of the tip. Hopefully HTC will come out with their own tech shortly.


    Dell Mini 3ix Android phone hits the FCC

    It looks like the Dell Mini 3ix is about to be released in the US. The Company’s first Android phone that launched in China a couple of weeks ago has just passed the FCC regulatory approval. It’s noted that the 3G bands are compatible with AT&T.

    Source: FCC via UnwiredView

    Dell Mini 3i coming to the US ?

    dell mini3

    According to CrunchGear Dell is planing to bring Android (oPhone) based Mini3i to the US:

    The phone, presumably still in its Chinese trade dress, felt “cheap and plasticky, like the Pre,” according our tipster. He believes it will be upgraded for the American market.

    The phone has better hardware than the Chinese version and a slightly better camera – probably 5-megapixel over the Chinese 3-megapixel. It is slimmer than the iPhone and the interface mimics, as seen from this photo, the iPhone’s icon-based launcher UI.

    Interestingly, Dell is splintering the Android stack and shipping the phone with modified or missing Android libraries, making it a bit harder to program. The tipster reported that some apps won’t work on this version.

    Don’t know about you, but to me this has “FAIL” written all over it. Unless the phone is spectacular I don’t see Dell gaining anything from this (bringing it to the US).

    Source: CrunchGear